HA NOI (VNS) — Nguyen Tien Minh is the sole Vietnamese representative at the Yonex Open Chinese Taipei badminton event after his double win yesterday.
The world No 17 and tournament No 4 beat host rival Yu Hsien Lin 19-21, 21-4, 21-12 in the third round and Sukamta Evert of Indonesia 21-6, 21-16 in the second round match earlier.
In the quarter-finals, he will play Nan Wei of Hong Kong, who is seeded No 10 here. Yesterday Wei came from behind to defeat No 5 Simon Santoro 18-21, 23-21, 22-20.
Earlier, Minh's teammate and girlfriend Vu Thi Trang was eliminated by Taipei Ya Ching Hsu, No 8 seed, after a 21-10, 21-19 defeat.
Trang in pair with Nguyen Thi Sen also failed in the women's doubles event, losing easily 8-21, 14-21 to No 2 duo Jang Ye-na and Kim So-young of South Korea. — VNS