This marks the third consecutive tournament of the ITF Men’s World Tennis Tour system in Egypt that the No.1 Vietnamese player has participated in.
Despite being ranked a total of 278 places lower than Illya Beloborodko, Nam started the game in a confident fashion and won 6-2 in the first set.
The second set saw the Ukrainian player attempt a comeback and successfully level the game at 1-1, although the Vietnamese ace rallied to put the game beyond doubt. Nam continued to dominate in the third set and beat Beloborodko with a final score of 6-3 to conclude the game.
He is scheduled to face off against Habib Hady of Lebanon, who ranks 648th in the ATP, in the second round of men’s singles.