Ly Hoang Nam triumphs in first round of Bangkok Open 2

VOV.VN - Vietnam’s leading tennis player Ly Hoang Nam enjoyed a 2-1 victory against James McCabe of Australia at noon on August 30, thereby advancing to the second round of the Challenger 50 Bangkok Open 2.

After losing the final round of the Bangkok Open 1 on August 28, Hoang Nam returned to Thailand to participate in the Bangkok Open 2.

According to the original schedule, he had been due to play No. 3 seed Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan in the first round. However, the Japanese player was unexpectedly forced to withdraw after sustaining an injury, with the 19-year-old Australian player McCabe being selected instead.

Currently, the Australian tennis player ranks No. 448 in the world according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), 158 notches lower than Hoang Nam’s ranking at present.

Despite this disadvantage, the young player caused plenty of difficulties for the Vietnamese representative in the first set, securing a breakpoint in the second games to lead 6-3.

Hoang Nam quickly fought back to level the score in the second set to win 6-3 before successfully winning his serving game to finish 6-2 in the decisive set.

With a final victory of 2-1 against the Australian opponent, Hoang Nam will progress to the second round to face off against Italian Federico Gaio on August 31.

The Italian player is notable for once climbing to 124th place in the ATP 2020. In the first round of the Challenger 50 Bangkok Open 2 he swiftly defeated Australian player Omar Jasika after only two sets.

After his success at the Bangkok Open 1, Hoang Nam jumped from 328th to 290th position in the ATP rankings.

The Bangkok Open 2 tournament is taking place from August 29 to September 4 and has a total prize money of up to US$37,530.

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