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Lin Dan vs Nguyen Tien Minh live, 2019 BWF World Championships

Lin Dan vs Nguyen Tien Minh live, 2019 BWF World Championships

On August 19th, Vietnam No. 1 player Nguyen Tien Minh (world ranking 59) will meet his rival Lin Dan (China, 17th in the world) in the men's first round of the 2019 BWF World Championships Tournament, taking place in Basel (Switzerland).

Match: Lin Dan vs Nguyen Tien Minh

Time: 19:00, August 19th (GMT+8)

Tournament: 2019 BWF World Championships

This confrontation is a big challenge for Nguyen Tien Minh but it is also an opportunity for Vietnamese players to create surprises. Nguyen Tien Minh confided that Lin Dan is one of the few competitors that he cannot win every time he confronts, even though it is the peak period. Evidence is that in 7 previous meetings, Vietnamese players lost, including the defeat in the semifinals of the 2013 BWF World Championships Tournament.

Nguyen Tien Minh is in good shape in the past. In late July, the 36-year-old won a bronze medal in the Ghana International Series, then won the 2019 Lagos International Classics championship in Nigeria, which is also a Challenge title after two years. Previously, Nguyen Tien Minh won two consecutive International Series titles in New Zealand in early April.

In particular, the player also won a bronze medal in the Asian Championship in late April in Wuhan (China). Latest at the national tournament in Dong Nai, Nguyen Tien Minh won the men's singles title, which is also the 15th title in his career at this playground.

“Lin Dan is a left-handed player and he has a very nasty fight. Minh himself also had a hard time dealing with left-handed players. Minh and Lin Dan are the same age, so this is not a problem either. Lin Dan doesn't have a good performance in recent times, and Minh has a good standard for this tournament. That's what Minh believes he will be able to get good results with Lin Dan”, Nguyen Tien Minh said.

Lin Dan vs Nguyen Tien Minh live, 2019 BWF World Championships

It can be said that the 2019 Badminton Tournament is the ideal time for Nguyen Tien Minh to make a surprise before the Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012. Although he is the richest player in the tournament (5 times champion), Phong Lin Dan's recent level is not good.

At the Thailand Open in early August, Lin Dan soon stopped in the second round, at the Japan Open a few days earlier, he was even eliminated in the first round, further in the Indonesia Open Mid In July, the 36-year-old also made it to the second round. After many years, Lin Dan was knocked out of the Top 10 and he could only seed 11 in the tournament.

If he can surpass Lin Dan, Nguyen Tien Minh will break all losses before the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions, thereby creating a good psychological momentum for the next match. More importantly, the Ho Chi Minh City player will gain more confidence in the next goals in 2019.

Nguyen Tien Minh said: "My important goal is to win tickets to the Olympic 2020. Therefore, going deeply in the World Championship, Vietnam Open in September or SEA Games in November 30 will be a necessary condition for Minh is sure to come to Japan next year".