Vietnam's top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam was knocked out in the first round of the Internazionali Di Tennis D'Abruzzo in Italy on Tuesday.
Ly Hoang Nam loses in the first round of the Internazionali Di Tennis D'Abruzzo in Italy on Monday. — Photo tinTM.com
He was defeated 1-6, 4-6 by Alexey Vatulin of Russia within an hour on clay, one of his least favourite surfaces.
The world No 416 earlier defeated No 440 Gerard Granollers of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-7 (11) 7-5 in qualification.
The Italian tournament is an ATP Challenge event with a total prize money of 46,000 euros (US$51,700). — VNS