Nguyen Hai Dang, a 19-year-old Vietnamese badminton player, enjoyed a 2-0 victory over his rival from India during the qualification for the Maldives International Challenge 2019 on September 24.
19-year-old Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Hai Dang (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien)
The youngster will progress to face off against Gergely Krausz of Hungary, world No.90, in the tournament’s main rounds today.
A host of other Vietnamese badminton players, including Nguyen Tien Minh, Pham Cao Cuong, Vu Thi Trang and Vu Thi Anh Thu, are also set to compete in the competition.
Tien Minh, world No.60, will meet Goonethillenka of Sri Lanka, world No.321, during the men’s singles event. While Cao Cuong, world No.116, will take on Maxime Moreels of Belgium, world No.114.
In the women’s version, Vu Thi Trang, world No.64, will not have to compete in the first match of the main rounds of the women’s singles event, although Vu Thi Anh Thu, world No.276, is scheduled to face Aakarshi of India, world No.146.