Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s 15-year-old tennis prodigy Nguyen Hoang Thien has advanced to the singles quarterfinals at the International Tennis Federationââ‚¬â„¢s (ITF) Oman Open 2010 in Muscat.
Thien beat 17-year-old Egyptian Elsallali Yehia 6-0, 6-1 on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against fifth seed Belgian Baltogiannis Yannis, who is two years older than him.
In the boysââ‚¬â„¢ doubles event at the junior tournament, Thien and his Austrian partner Nguyen Matthaeus have booked their berth in the semifinals against Egyptians Elsallali Yehia/Zazou.
In the quarterfinals, Thien and Matthaeus beat the pair Madanchi from Iran and Tokas from India 6-3, 6-4.
Reported by Hoang Quynh