Vietnam’s top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh defeated Lopez Andres 21-8, 21-10 in the first round of the Yonder OCBC US open GPG badminton tournament on July 9 in California, the US.

World No 9 Minh took only 25 minutes to finish the match against the Mexican rival who was not seeded.

In the next match on July 10, Minh, the tournament’s No3, will be up against US player Calvin Lin.

Another Vietnamese player in the women’s competition, Vu Thi Trang will face American Christine Yang.

The US Open is offering 120,000 USD in prize money, with the finals set for July 13.-VNA