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Minh battles to reach third round of Korea Open

Update: January, 10/2014 - 09:03

HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Tien Minh of Viet Nam, seeded No 8, defeated Hwang Jong-soo of South Korea in the second round of the Victor Korea Open badminton tournament in Seoul.

The Vietnamese world No 10 came from behind to win 19-21, 21-18, 21-9 in 75 minutes in the men's singles.

He will play China's Chen Long next in the third round.

Chen, the tournament and world No 2, earlier beat Simon Santoso of Indonesia 21-11, 21-12.

In the past, Minh has played Long thrice and lost twice. — VNS

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