|Despite coming in as the top seed, Minh failed to advance from the second round of the Paytren Berkat Anadi Indonesia International Challenge. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s top badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh was eliminated in the second round of the Paytren Berkat Anadi Indonesia International Challenge, held recently in Surabaya City, Indonesia.
Minh, ranked 52nd in the world, was the first seed in men’s singles. He easily beat host player Setyaldi Putra Wibowo, ranked 212nd, in the first round. However, he lost to another Indonesian player, 243rd-ranked Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo, in the second round.
In women’s singles, 55th-ranked Vũ Thị Trang – Minh’s wife – came in as the tournament’s second seed. She overcame Chiu Pin Chian from Chinese Taipei in the first round, 763rd in the world rankings, 2-0 (21-9, 21-17). Her opponent on Thursday in the second round is Jesica Muljati from Indonesia ranked 163rd. — VNS