|Nguyễn Tiến Minh. – Photo kenh14cdn.com |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh defeated Tan Jia Wei of Malaysia in the third round of the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia International Challenge in Johor yesterday.
Minh, the number five seed, beat Tan 21-16, 21-15 in the men’s singles match that lasted just 35 minutes.
In another short match, Minh’s wife, Vũ Thị Trang, beat Thamolwan Poopradubsil of Thailand 21-16, 21-12 in only 34 minutes in the women’s singles quarter-final. Trang is No 1 seed at the event.
In the next round, Minh will face second seed Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia, while Trang will meet Mattana Hemrachatanun of Thailand.
Earlier, Vietnamese pair Bảo Minh and Dương Bảo Đức lost 18-21, 14-21 to Shia Chun Kang and Tan Wee Gieen of Malaysia in a men’s doubles first round match.
The tournament, which has a total prize of US$20,000, will close on Sunday. — VNS