|Young Vietnamese tennis player Nguyen Van Phuong (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien)
During the match Phuong was up against Nakashima Brandon of the United States, world junior No.7.
The Vietnamese player lost out to Nakashima Brandon 0-6 in the opening set. The second set however saw Phuong turn the tide of the match as he was able to hold the US player to a draw with a score of 6-6. Despite the fight back, he was finally beaten on a tie-break.
In the doubles’ event, Van Phuong will pair up with Kevin Chahoud of Sweden to face off against Paulson of the Philippines and Vanshelboim of Ukraine in the first round.