HA NOI ― Nguyen Tien Minh today will play No 3 seed Pengyu Du of China in the first round match of the Djarum Indonesia Open badminton tournament in Jarkarta.
It will be the fourth time the two have met. Minh who is world No 9 but not seeded here has won two of three previous matches.
Last year, Minh finished at the third round while Du took the silver medal.
The US$700,000 tournament has lured strong competitors. They will compete in men's and women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
The finals will be held on June 16. ― VNS