26 Jun 2022 | 03:38 | LATEST POSTS
Currently, the focus of Vietnamese tennis is the ITF M15 Haidang Cup in Tay Ninh. At the end of the first two games, the Vietnamese players had a lot of success. It is especially worth mentioning that Li Huangnan won 2 men’s singles championships and 1 men’s doubles championship.
In the last week, Huang Nan still maintained his state. Today, June 16, the 31st Southeast Asian Games champion scored important victories in both categories to put his name in the next round.
In the men’s singles match, Li Huangnan faced Thailand’s Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul. Entering the first set, the Vietnamese player broke serve first in the 4th game, leading 3-1. However, he also immediately allowed Trongcharoenchaikul to break serve despite 2 successful break saves.
When the game was balanced, Li Huangnan played well at the end of the game. Thus, Vietnam’s No. 1 player won the break in the decisive 10th match. The result of this set was a 6-4 victory over South.
In the second set, both players created a dramatic chase for the score. So each has 2 breaks and has to pull each other into a brainstorming tiebreaker series. In a series of shootouts, Li Huangnan continued to show his bravery, winning by a breathless 9-7.
In the end, Huang Nan won 2-0 and officially won the ticket to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles in the third week of the M15 Haidang Cup. His next opponent will be Japanese tennis player Takuya Kumansaka.
In the game that day, Li Huangnan and Li Guoqing also got tickets for the semi-finals. Today, the Vietnamese couple beat the duo of Lee Jae Moon (South Korea) and Hanoi Kazuma (Japan) 2-0. The results for the two groups were 6-3 and 6-2, respectively.
The Vietnam Tennis Federation, in cooperation with Hai Dang Club, held 3 M15 Xining Professional Championships in a row, which not only helped Li Huan Nam, but also helped other players show their abilities.
2 Men’s Singles titles at M15 Tay Ninh in Week 1 and M15 at Tay Ninh in Week 2 helped Ly Hoang Nam return to the ATP Top 400 and aim to beat the 385 ATP milestone he reached in 2018 . Other players Trinh Linh Giang, Tu Le Khanh Duy, Nguyen Dac Tien also appeared in the ATP rankings after the main round victory.
In the ongoing third week of the M15 Tay Ninh Championship, Vietnamese tennis is even more prosperous. For the first time, three players have entered the men’s singles quarter-finals, namely Li Hoang Nam, Vu Ha Minh Duc and Nguyen Van Fang. This means that Minh Duc and Van Phuong have also entered the professional tennis rankings.
Vietnam is expected to host two M25 professional tennis tournaments in Tay Ninh in October. The prize money and points of this event are higher than that of the M15 event, so it also attracts stronger opponents to participate. It is an opportunity for Li Huangnan to compete with Vietnamese players.
Stefanos Tsitsipas got off to a good start in winning the first set, with the Greek player facing no break points and conceding just one point of 18 first serve points. Nick Kyrgios, who reached the semi-finals in Stuttgart last week, had a great second set. The Australian won all 10 second serve points to drag his opponents to the decisive set.
After saving two break points in a row, Kyrgios led 5-4 before finishing with a perfect match. After two hours of play, players who entered the game with wild cards had 32 winners, including nine aces, less than Tsitsipas – Tsitsipas had 39 winners, including 18 aces.
It was also Kyrgios’ third win after four against Tsitsipas. The 27-year-old tennis player’s only loss to a junior four years younger was in last year’s Laver Cup group stage. One more win and Kyrgios will return to the top 50 for the first time since March 2021. In the quarterfinals, Kyrgios will be reunited with Pablo Carreno Busta, who had lost to him in the previous two matches.
Elsewhere, fourth seed Felix Auger-Aliassim clinched a ticket to the quarterfinals with a 7-6(7), 6-1 victory over MacKenzie McDonald – There he played for the third time against Hubert Hurkatz, who won Hugo Humbert 7-6(5). , 6-3.
Having played Felix twice before, most recently at the event last year, the Polish player did not win a game. Hurkacz have won 23 of 34 games since the start of the season, but have yet to win the league. Last year, he won three ATP titles, including his first Masters 1000 title in Miami.
Two days after returning to world No. 1, it didn’t take long for Daniel Medvedev to win a ticket to the second round of this year’s ATP 500 Championship at Halle Stadium.
In their last meeting, the Russian tennis player won the 2019 Cincinnati Masters with a victory over David Goffin – three times this season, Medvedev has won two.
Medvedev avoided a double fault in the first set and saved a face-to-face break point before closing the second set. In the next set, the world number one won the first four games in a row before finishing with 17 winners, including six aces.
In the second round, the top seed will be reunited with Ilya Ivashka, who lost to Medvedev in the ATP 250 quarterfinals in s-Hertogenbosch last week. The Russian tennis player was also the winner in the first encounter at the Paris Masters last year.
Medvedev missed most of the clay-court season this year as he underwent hernia repair surgery in early April 2022. The 26-year-old has not won a title since the start of the season, although he won at the Australian Open (l. to Rafael Nadal) and the Liberma Open (l. to Tim Van Laitovan) played two ATP finals.
Although the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer global, the U.S. still has very strict policies on the entry of its citizens, and the New York Times recently stated that the U.S. Open will not require any handball privileges.
That means Novak Djokovic may have to be vaccinated to be allowed into the U.S. when the tournament takes place in August, or he will be banned from competitions such as the Australian Open earlier this year.
Emma Raducanu said in a special interview with sponsor Nike that she did not like the high expectations on her shoulders after winning the US Open last year.
“After that title, people were waiting for me to win every game, but it was unimaginable. There is no such thing as perfection because I’ve seen players older than me try to win in their lifetimes Grand Slam champion.”she says.