Vietnam tennis ace jumps to career-high world ranking

By Hoang Nguyen   August 9, 2022 | 02:30 am PT
Vietnam tennis ace jumps to career-high world ranking
Ly Hoang Nam at 344th on ATP World Ranking, his career-high position. Photo by ATP
Vietnamese tennis ace Ly Hoang Nam has jumped 23 places to his highest ATP world rank to date on the back of winning the M15 Kuala Lumpur title last week.

His previous career-high ranking was 358, achieved mid-July this year.

Vietnam’s best tennis player was in impressive form with a streak of 24 consecutive wins in the past two months before losing to Japan’s Yuta Shimizu in the final of the M15 Kuching, also in Malaysia, last weekend.

Nam’s ranking could get higher next week after his M15 Kuching result is factored in.

This moves Nam closer to the goal that he’d set earlier this year of getting into the top 300.

From now until the end of the year, he can accumulate more points from many tournaments held in Vietnam.

Next, Nam will join the Vietnam national tennis team for the 2022 Davis Cup Group III Asia-Pacific tournament, which will take place in Tay Ninh, southern Vietnam, from August 10 to 13.

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