Tien Minh set a record at the world badminton tournament, which opponent did he meet in the opening match?

(Sports news, badminton news) Vietnam’s No. 1 tennis player Nguyen Tien Minh will face “rivalry” Wang Tzu Wei, a Chinese Taipei opponent who is ranked 16th in the world in the opening match of the championship. badminton world championship 2022.

Tien Minh defeated Wang Tzu Wei to be crowned champion of the Vietnam Challenge 2016:

The World Badminton World Championship 2022, taking place from August 22 to 28 in Tokyo (Japan), will mark a memorable milestone for Nguyen Tien Minh when the number 1 player in Vietnam will officially go down in history when he becomes an athlete. participated in the most world championships with 13 times.

Tien Minh faced Wang Tzu Wei (16th in the world) in the opening match

Tien Minh’s achievement surpassed the two best legends in badminton history, Lin Dan (12 times) and Lee Chong Wei (11 times). Both these players have retired in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

At the tournament marking a historic feat, surely the former 5th-ranked player in the world will receive special attention not only from Vietnamese but also international badminton fans. In particular, Tien Minh’s opponent in this knockout tournament is the most interested thing.

According to the draw results announced recently by the organizers, the opponent in the opening match of Tien Minh (world No. 82) was determined to be Wang Tzu Wei, a 27-year-old tennis player from Chinese Taipei who is ranked 16th in the world. world, 1m78 tall. In the past, Tien Minh has faced Wang Tzu Wei twice with the result of 1 win and 1 loss.

The first time Tien Minh competed against this Chinese Taipei player was in the final of Vietnam Challenge 2016 in Hanoi. After being caused a bit of trouble by Wang Tzu Wei at the beginning of the match, Tien Minh gradually mastered the game to win the final 2-0 with the scores 22-20 and 21-16 and became the champion. After that, Tien Minh had the opportunity to reunite with this player in an open tournament and lost with a difference of 22-24, 17-21 after 2 sets.

In general, the confrontations of Tien Minh and Tzu Wei Wang always bring fiery, eye-catching and dramatic competitions to fans. At the reunion at the next 2022 world championship, Tzu Wei Wang is clearly appreciated much more with the advantage of youth, fitness and is at the peak of performance.

However, it would be a mistake if the Chinese Taipei player underestimated Tien Minh. Especially after the 39-year-old general almost made the reigning world champion 2021 and world No. 10 Loh Kean Yew (Singapore) hold a grudge in the 31st SEA Games semi-finals a few months ago.

In addition to the above historical milestone, Tien Minh (39 years old) is also the oldest player to compete in men’s singles, more than the last two 37 years old, Niluka Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) and Pablo Abian (Spain) Dental). Tien Minh’s best achievement in the world championship is the bronze medal in 2013.

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The first beauty of Japanese badminton Aya Ohori (pictured) is Nguyen Thuy Linh’s rival

In parallel with Tien Minh, the two remaining representatives of Vietnam in the 2022 world championship also encountered opponents above the range. Nguyen Thuy Linh (57th) will meet “Japanese badminton beauty Aya Ohori (27th).

This is a big challenge for Thuy Linh when Aya Ohori is Japan’s No. 2 player (after Yamaguchi). She has won many important titles such as Thai Open, US Open or China Masters … In addition, Ahori also won the Asian championship with the Japanese team in 2018 and 2020.

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Vu Thi Trang (left) competes against Kisona Selvaduray

Meanwhile, Tien Minh’s wife Vu Thi Trang (75th) will meet Kisona Selvaduray, a Malaysian tennis player who is ranked 54th in the world.

Source: https://tcdulichtphcm.vn/the-thao/tien-minh-lap-ky-luc-giai-cau-long-the-gioi-gap-doi-thu-nao-tr…

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