Vietnam might host Davis Cup tie as opponent Indonesia cries off

By Hoang Quynh, Thanh Nien News

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Ly Hoang Nam, 18, is expected to help Vietnam maintain in Asia/Oceania's Group 2 at Davis Cup. Photo: Bach Duong Ly Hoang Nam, 18, is expected to help Vietnam maintain in Asia/Oceania's Group 2 at Davis Cup. Photo: Bach Duong

Vietnam will host its Davis Cup tie against Indonesia if the International Tennis Federation accepts Indonesia’s plea that it cannot, according to the Vietnam Tennis Federation.
It is unclear why Indonesia cannot to host the event but it is probably for security reasons, Nguyen Quoc Ky, the VTF general secretary, said.
The Asia/Oceania zone Group 2 tie will be played from March 4 to 6.
Vietnam will be represented by its strongest possible team consisting of Ly Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thien, Le Quoc Khanh, Lam Quang Tri, Pham Minh Tuan, and Trinh Linh Giang.
The other teams in group 2 are Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
The winner of the Vietnam-Indonesia tie will play the second round in July against the winner of the match between Sri Lanka and Thailand. The losers will go into the play-offs.
Vietnam is expected to remain in Group 2 this year because of its strength in depth: Nam, 18, became the first Vietnamese to win a Grand Slam title last year, winning the Wimbledon boy’s doubles event.

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