Minh defeats Hong Kong rival at Korea Open

(VOV) -Top Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh on January 8 outperformed his Hong Kong rival Hu Yun who had previously beat Minh three times.

Hu Yun took lead in the first minutes despite fierce attack from Minh, but was then beaten 22-24 in the first set.

Minh took advantage of Hu Yun’s injury and went on to win 11-4 in the second set.

This was Minh’s fourth win out of eight, competing against the world No.4 player..

Minh expects to improve his position in the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.

His rivals in the second round will be world No.127 Hong Soo Hwang of the Republic of Korea, who outplayed world No19 Rajiv Ouseph of England.