|Nguyen Tien Minh. — Photo Vnexpress
HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Tien Minh of Viet Nam was knocked out of the Yonex Denmark Open in the second round yesterday in Odense City.
The world No 24 lost 21-16, 21-3 to world No 14 Houwei Tian of China in a 41 minute match at the Odense Sports Park.
Unseeded Tian also sent No 5 seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia home with an easy win in the first round.
Minh's defeat means there are no Vietnamese representatives left at the Open.
Earlier, his teammate Vu Thi Trang was eliminated after losing in the qualification round of the women's singles category on Wednesday.
Trang beat Simone Prutsch of Austria, 21-14, 26-24, in the first match before losing 14-21, 21-16, 21-15 to Kati Tolmoff of Estonia in the second.
The Denmark Open is offering a US$600,000 prize for winners and will wrap up on Sunday. – VNS