29 Mar 2012

ITF Pro Circuit set for Ho Chi Minh City return


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By  Nick Fishpool

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.



Photos

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2012Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2012
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2012Aisam Qureshi - Last ITF Champion in Ho Chi Minh City - November 2000
  • Aisam Qureshi - Last ITF winner in Ho Chi Minh - November 2000

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