Nguyen moves focus from Haarlem to Berlin as he prepares for his opening round of the 2018 German Junior.
08 March 2018
It has been a busy 2018 so far for the 17 year old Irish sensation with another National title, wins in all his matches at the European Men’s team championships and a quarterfinal of the Dutch Junior. We are still only in the third month of the calendar and the new Irish number one is already leaving quite an impression on the international circuit.
For many teenagers when it comes to your final year of school it means sport goes to the back of your mind and the focus goes to study. For Nhat however, it is a different plan, although he knows the time during the year will come where the rackets must be left down and the books must come out, his focus right now is on competing against the best.
Following on from the European Men’s team championships where Nhat won all his matches against senior opposition from Israel and Croatia and Denmark, Nhat has continued to mature as a player.
The first event after European’s was the Dutch Junior in Haarlem. Nhat went through three rounds before losing out to the number one seed and reigning World Junior Champion Kunlavut Viditsarn of Thailand. The Dublin based teenager did not have long to dwell on his loss as it was back to Dublin to train before a flight the following week to Berlin for the German Junior.
Tomorrow will see the start of another event and Nguyen is prepared for his next challenge. First up Nhat will meet Vojtech Sebera of the Czech Republic. You will be able to get all the latest updates on the event on the Badminton Ireland Facebook page, and for results click here.