Ly Hoang Nam (pictured) and Trinh Linh Giang will compete at the India F2 Futures on March 5-11. (Photo: vnbongda.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - Two Vietnamese players arrived in Kolkata for the India F2 Men’s Futures tennis tournament on March 5-11, their first event after the Lunar New Year festival.

National No.1 Ly Hoang Nam, who ranks 473 in the world, is the only Vietnamese listed in the main round. He is the No 4 seed in the singles event.

His teammate, Trinh Linh Giang, who ranks 1,506, will have to fight for an official berth from a qualification round.

They will remain in India for the F3 (March 12-18) and F4 (March 19-25) tournaments.

To prepare for this tournament, Nam had spent two months practising and competing locally.

The 21-year-old targets to be among the world’s top 300 tennis players this year.

He currently has 75 points and needs at least 87 more to be among the world’s top 300.

If he wins the tennis tournament, he will take home a car worth 2 billion VND.

This year, he will take part in some 20 global tournaments.

The Vietnamese doubles pair will return to Hanoi to compete in the Davis Cup next month. – VNA