VIETNAM’s Nguyen Tien Minh was not a very happy man on the eve of the badminton competition.
The 30-year-old Tien Minh was given the top billing in the men’s singles but he claimed that the organisers had erred in Monday’s draw.
“There are 16 players in the men’s singles event and how can only two players be seeded. This is not right,” said a disappointed Tien Minh.
Tien Minh has a first round bye in the competition that starts today.
He is expected to meet the winner of the first round match between Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia and Thailand’s A. Suppanyu in the quarter-finals tomorrow.
“Wei Feng should be seeded as well. I may meet him earlier because he is unseeded. Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka of Indonesia, who should be seeded fourth, is also in my half. I am the top seed but I have the toughest draw. Usually, the top four players are seeded.