Nam successfully beat Nathan Seateun of France with a final score of 2-0 after two sets. The good result against a strong rival therefore earned Nam an additional four points.
Moving forward, the local tennis player will next face No.1 seed Marek Gengel of the Czech Republic in the semifinals.
The event will mark the return of Nam competing in global tournaments in the system of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after an absence of 18 months. Most recently, he was disqualified from the first round of the 2020 ATP Challenger Tour in March last year.
Nam is currently 781th in the ATP’s rankings. So far in his career Nam won the boy’s doubles title alongside his Indian partner Sumit Nagal in the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first Vietnamese tennis player to win a Grand Slam trophy in the process.