Nguyen Tien Minh was knocked out of the Malaysia Open on Saturday after losing 20-22, 11-21 to host Lee Chong Wei.
Despite a valiant effort, Minh was outclassed by the world No 1, who defeated him in the second round of the open last year.
It was the sixth time the two have met. The world No 10, however, has won just once, at the Singapore Open last June.
Despite losing, the Vietnamese No 1 pocketed 6,400 points, which will lift his world ranking.
Tuan takes charge of V-League, National Cup
Viet Nam Football Federation general secretary Tran Quoc Tuan is to head the organising boards of the V-League, the First Division and the National Cup this year.
VFF chairman Nguyen Trong Hy, who signed the decision last week, has Nguyen Huu Bang and Duong Nghiep Khoi to act as Tuan’s deputies.
Tuan has taken charge of the duty since the middle of the 2008 season. He replaced Khoi who failed to control the football security that resulted in a dead of a Nghe An Province fan.
VFF to let Hai Phong fans enjoy football
The Viet Nam Football Federation’s Discipline Department is considering rescinding Hai Phong Cement’s punishment.
Last year, the port city’s fans were permanently banned from attending away fixtures because of crowd trouble.
However, Nguyen Hai Huong, head of the department, said fans would once again be barred if trouble persists this season. — VNS