Taking place from September 3-8 in Taipei city, the championship is part of Grand Prix Gold system, offering a total prize of USD200,000.
In the first round, Tien Minh’s rival is Hsun Chih Yang from China. The Chinese player placed 146th in the world rankings, and has not seen any competition with Tien Minh yet.
Experts said that Tien Minh, 1.69 m high, is likely to enter the second round easily, then face the winner in the match between Yang Sheng Jie (Taiwan, China) and Chun Hei Tam (Hongkong, China).
His biggest challenge in the game is Danish rival Victor Axelsen, 19, who is currently ranked world 23rd and 3rd seed of the tour.
Now, Tien Minh is playing for Pune Pistons club in India’s 2013 First Badminton League. After 3 rounds of competition, Pune Pistons rank 2nd, and is hopeful to enter the semi-final round. On the evening of August 24, it will face Bang Beats club. This tour will wrap up on the evening of August 31.
Nguyen Tien Minh was born on February 12, 1983 in Ho Chi Minh city. His best achievement to date is a bronze medal at the 2013 World Badminton Championship./.