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TFC welcomes the return of SEA Games hero Tan Nysan

TFC welcomes the return of SEA Games hero Tan Nysan

The Tennis Federation of Cambodia is all set to roll out a warm reception for two-time SEA Games bronze medalist Tan Nysan on his return to Phnom Penh this coming Monday after a lengthy treatment and recovery in Paris from a serious ankle injury he picked up in March during an International Tennis Federation event in India.

The French-born Cambodian, who caused a flutter when he won the Kingdom’s first tennis bronze medals at the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand and then repeated his feat at the next edition in Laos, will rejoin the national team as Tennis Cambodia prepare to host   two ITF Futures events in Phnom Penh early next year.

At the start of the season this year, Nysan was in fabulous touch in India where he picked up his first world ranking point on the way to a place in the quarterfinals. However, during a highly combative contest, he badly hurt his ankle and was forced to retire.

Upon returning to Phnom Penh, Nysan decided to get back to Paris for treatment.

“He has fully recovered from his injury,” said TFC General Secretary Tep Rithivit yesterday. “It took much longer for him to get back to his best because he aggravated the injury while getting back to the court a bit too early to play for his club in Paris. He has been training regularly in France and he is in quite a good shape right now.”

The federation official expressed their excitement to have their star man back in the fold. “He will definitely strengthen our side. He brings a new dimension when he teams up with Bun Kenny [the No 1 ranked local player].”

Nysan is set to go back to training under national team head coach Braen Aneiros. “He will clearly be eying the two futures events we are organising in early January,” added Tep Rithivit. “He has explicitly told me that he would like to pursue his tennis career in Cambodia. He has his typical ways of doing things, but who cares; he is an exciting tennis prospect for us.”

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