[Vietnam’s number one tennis player, Ly Hoang Nam, lost to world number 1032 Jumpei Yamasaki in the first round of the M25 Gold Coast in Australia. Despite being 469 places higher than Yamasaki on the ATP world ranking, Nam struggled in the match. The two players, both 26, had previously met at the Vietnam F6 Futures where Nam emerged victorious. In the rematch, Nam initially showed promise, leading 5-2 before heavy rain interrupted the match. When play resumed, Nam won the first set 6-2, but the postponement affected his momentum. Yamasaki’s serves were not strong, but Nam’s performance suffered, leading to his defeat.
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