Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, the world’s No.1 badminton player, beat top Vietnamese player Nguyen Tien Minh 2-0 their men’s singles semifinal match of the Malaysia Open Super Series on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.
Neck to neck in the first set, Minh lost at 20-22. Lee then earned an easy 21-11 win in the second set.
|Lee Chong Wei (L) reaches for a return against Vietnam's Nguyen Tien Minh in their men's semi-final match at the Malaysia Open on January 23. AFPPHOTO|
Given with berth to the semifinals, Minh will get 6,420 points in the world ranking table.
Minh is scheduled to compete in the Thomas Cup – the Asian qualifying round of the world men’s teams tournament – in Thailand from Feb. 21 to 28.