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First-round exit for Minh in Hong Kong

Update: November, 21/2013 - 15:48
Vietnams No 1 badminton player, Nguyen Tien Minh.

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnams No 1 badminton player, Nguyen Tien Minh, had a disappointing loss and first-round exit at the Hong Kong Open 2013, following a 2 – 0 defeat by Indias Ajay Jayaram.

During the match, the-30-year-old Minh failed to return smashes from Jayaram, who had nine successful smashes, and quickly surrendered the first game 21-7.

The second game was played out in similar fashion as Jayaram claimed eleven points from smashes in his 21-12 win over Minh.

This is the first time Minh, world-ranked Number 7 and Number 7 seeded at the tournament, has lost to Jayaram during four encounters between the two players. — VNS

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