Top Vietnamese tennis player Do Minh Quan stunned Frenchman Kevin Botti in the first round of the men's singles event at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures Tournament on April 4.
In the first set, Quan won two breaks in the first and fifth games to lead 5-1 but Botti came back strongly and broke the eighth game to make it 4-5. Serving well, he got the tenth game to secure the set at 6-4.
The Ho Chi Minh City-born lost some strength in the second set and the game became more balanced.
At 4-4, he began attacking the net more, drawing errors from Botti. Quan was rewarded with a break in the ninth game and won his service game to clinch the match.
The win gives him one point and a place in the ATP rankings for the first time.
Quan is the only Vietnamese player to reach this stage in the tournament after two Vietnamese representatives, young hopeful Nguyen Hoang Thien and veteran Le Quoc Khanh, lost.
While Khanh lost to Japanese top seed Takeuchi Kento, Thien was defeated by Australian Propoggia.