No 4 seed Nguyen Tien Minh of Viet Nam was knocked out of the quarter-finals yesterday at the Yonex Open Chinese Taipei badminton tournament.
The world No 17 lost 21-16, 20-22, 15-21 to Hong Kong's Nan Wei, who is seeded 10 in Taipei in the men's singles event.
Wei will next play No 2 seed Zhengming Wang of China who beat Kazumasa Sakai from Japan 15-21, 21-19, 21-10 to reach the semi-finals.
The finals will take place tomorrow with the winners sharing a US$200,000 purse. — VNS