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Top tennis player knocked out of Hong Kong tourney

Vietnam’s top tennis player Ly Hoang Nam was defeated in the semi-final of the Hong Kong F6 Futures tennis tournament on January 7.

Nam lost to Harri Heliovaara of Finland 6(5)-7(7), 2-6 after one hour and 20 minutes.

The Tay Ninh native is now world No 498, while Heliovaara is world No 704.  However, 28-year-old Heliovaara ranked 194th in 2011 and won three titles in a row last year including the Tunisia F27, the Estonia F2 and the Estonia F3.

By reaching the semi-final, Nam, 20, will win six points in the ATP rankings.