Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s best badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh was knocked out of the Victor Korea Super Series after losing 0-2 to Chen Jin at the quarterfinals in Seoul on Friday.
Chinaââ‚¬â„¢s number two and the worldââ‚¬â„¢s number-five beat Minh, ranked 11th in the world, 21-7 in the first set.
Despite an all-out effort in the second set, Minh fared little better and lost 19-21.
The defeat will make it difficult for Vietnamââ‚¬â„¢s badminton hero to reenter the worldââ‚¬â„¢s top 10.
The only Vietnamese badminton player to enter the worldââ‚¬â„¢s top 100, Minh moved to seventh place in the world menââ‚¬â„¢s rankings in October, 2009.
However, he dropped to 11th last month after failing to participate in international competitions for several months.