The 18-year-old Ly Hoang Nam became the first Vietnamese to grab a title at the world’s oldest tennis championship, Wimbledon, after he paired with Sumit Nagal of India to win the boys’ doubles event.

Nam and Nagal beat duo Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final. In the semifinals, Nam and Nagal defeated pair Miomir Kecmanovic and Casper Ruud.

In the first round, Nam and Nagal overcame pair Alex De Minaur and Yosuke Watanuki to reach the second round where they ousted British duo Jonathan Gray and Ewan Moore in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4).

In the quarterfinals, the pair made light work of Japanese pair Yusuke Takahashi and Jumpei Yamasaki with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

The achievement also made Nam the first Vietnamese player to win a youth tennis accolade at a Grand Slam tournament.-VNA