Vietnam’s leading junior player Ly Hoang Nam has jumped 23 places to 52th in the latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings.

This is the highest position a Vietnamese junior tennis player has gained. Earlier in 2012, Nguyen Hoang Thien ranked 67th in the rankings.

Nam’s achievement came after he entered the semi-final of the men’s singles at the Copa Gatorade Tournament 2014 which earned him 57.5 points and brought his total to 367.5.

The new position has placed Nam to first in Southeast Asia and 12 th in Asia.-VNA