Nguyen Thuy Linh Exits Swiss Badminton Open 2024 After Defeat to Indonesian Rival

Trang Napie

Tue Mar 26 2024

Nguyen Thuy Linh
Gregoria Mariska Tunjung
women's singles
Indonesian player
Vietnamese player

Vietnamese top female badminton player, Nguyen Thuy Linh, faced a surprising defeat in the second round of the Swiss Badminton Open 2024 against the world number 8 player, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung from Indonesia. This unexpected loss came as a shock to many, especially considering Nguyen Thuy Linh's previous victories over her opponent in the SEA Games 2022 and China Open 2023.

The match started with a tough battle as Nguyen Thuy Linh seemed to struggle with her stamina, possibly affected by her previous intense encounter with Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo from Indonesia. Despite narrowing the gap to 2-13 in the first game, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung swiftly extended her lead by scoring 11 out of the next 12 points. Nguyen Thuy Linh managed to claw back to 3-13, only for her opponent to secure four more consecutive points. The game concluded with the world number 8 player dominating the final points.

Moving on to the second game, Nguyen Thuy Linh briefly took the lead at 7-6, yet Gregoria Mariska Tunjung staged a comeback by scoring 10 straight points, turning the tide to 16-7. Despite the Vietnamese player's efforts to turn the match around, she was unable to catch up. This defeat halted Nguyen Thuy Linh's attempt to catch up with Singapore's Yeo Jia Min, currently holding the final seed and the 14th spot in the women's singles at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

The unexpected exit of Nguyen Thuy Linh from the Swiss Badminton Open 2024 serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of sports competitions. Despite this setback, Nguyen Thuy Linh's talent and determination are undeniable, and her fans eagerly anticipate her future performances on the badminton court.