Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM : Vietnam is set to host three tournaments during April on the ITF Pro Circuit in Ho Chi Minh City. These tournaments see the ITF Pro Circuit return to the city in south east Vietnam for the first time since Pakistan Davis Cup regular Aisam Qureshi took the singles title in late November 2000.
Venues for these three tournaments will be the Tanimex Tennis Club (2 April), Hoang Then Tennis Club (9 April) and Phu Tho Tennis Club (16 April).
VIE F1 – April 2
Isaac Frost, 23, (Australia) leads the entry list and has won one ITF singles title.
VIE F2 – April 9
Christopher Rungkat, 22, (Indonesia) leads the entry list, has won four ITF singles titles and is a Davis Cup player.
VIE F3 – April 16
Kamil Capkovic, 25, (Slovakia) leads the entry list and has 12 singles ITF titles.
Previous ITF Pro Circuit singles champions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1998 Bing-Chao Lin TPE Career high: 240 – Oct 1994
1999 Yaoki Ishii JPN Career high: 207 – Feb 2000
2000 Aisam Qureshi PAK Career high: 125 – Dec 2007 (8 in doubles: Jun 2011)
Mario Ancic (Croatia) (Nov 2000 – reached semifinals) and Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand) (November 1998 – lost to eventual winner Bing-Chao Lin in the first round) are two former ATP Top 10 ranked players to have competed in Ho Chi Minh City during their early careers on the ITF Pro Circuit.