The duo of Vietnamese top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam and Japanese Ito Yuichi earned the chance to compete in the doubles final of the Thailand F8 Men’s Futures tennis tournament yesterday.
The pair beat No 1 seed N Vijay Sundar Prashanth and Karunuday Singh of India 6-2, 6-0 in the semi-final and will battle Pruchya Isaro of Thailand and Masato Shiga of Japan for the title.
Earlier, Nam lost to second seed Australian Max Purcell 1-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals of singles event.
The Tay Ninh Province-born player Nam now ranks 520th in the world. In 2015, Nam and Sumit Nagal of India won the Wimbledon boys’ doubles.