Minh loses in semi-finals of Singapore Badminton Open

July 22, 2018 - 21:00

Việt Nam’s No 1 player Nguyễn Tiến Minh was ousted from the semi-finals of the men’s singles at the Singapore Badminton Open 2018 on Saturday.

Nguyễn Tiến Minh. — Photo zing.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s No 1 badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh is out of the Singapore Badminton Open 2018, losing in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Minh, world No 73, was beaten by Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei, 15-21, 11-21 after 79 minutes which marked a record time in Super Series competition system.

“I tried my best but my rival played better. I thank every one for supporting me. I hope next time I will shine in other prestigious events,” said HCM City-born Minh.

Earlier, he defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia 21-15, 21-15 in just 39 minutes in the quarter-finals.

After this tournament, Minh will compete in the upcoming World Badminton Championship in China. — VNS