Vietnam Open to begin on October 21 hinh anh 1Alize Lim is appointed an ambassador of the Vietnam Open which will be organised from October 21-29 in HCM City (Photo: VTF)
Hanoi (VNA) - The annual Vietnam Open tennis tournament will be held from October 21 to 29 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The ATP Challenger event is worth 50,000 USD and will grant 90 points to the winners in both, the singles and doubles categories.

This year, the competition has lured athletes with top world rankings, including former world No. 8 Mikhail Youzny from Russia, two former world U18 No. 1 champions, Yuki Bhambri of India and Max Purcell from Australia, as well as 2015 winner Saketh Myneni from India.

Vietnamese No 1 Ly Hoang Nam and national champion Pham Minh Tuan, received a wild card to compete at the event.

Nam will also pair with his Wimbledon partner, Sumit Nagal, to take part in the doubles event. The pair won the Wimbledon trophy in 2015.

The tournament, which is entitled Hung Thinh Vietnam Open, will see Alize Lim, a Vietnamese French athlete, as the tournament’s ambassador. Lim currently ranks No 150 in the world. Her best ranking was No. 135 in 2014. She will have an exhibition match on October 25 at the Lan Anh Tennis Club.

The matches will be aired live on The thao TV and The thao Tin tuc HD channels.-VNA