|Nguyễn Tiến Minh beat Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk yesterday at first round of Singapore Badminton Open 2018. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh beat Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk on Tuesday in the first round of the Singapore Badminton Open 2018.
Minh, ranked 73 in the world, beat Saensomboonsuk (35) 2-1 in the men’s singles.
Having won the first set 21/9, Minh out in the second 21/14 before restoring order and taking the decisive third set 21/9.
Minh will face Indian Sourabh Verma, world ranking 78, in the second round.
In the women’s singles, Vũ Thị Trang, ranked 56, lost to Japan’s Takahashi Sayaka, ranked 17, 2-0 (11/21, 16/21). — VNS