|Pham Cao Cuong triumphs in Nepal International Challenge
Cuong, world No.110, successfully beat Thailand’s Numkul, world No.131, in the tournament’s final round to claim the title.
The first set saw Cuong enjoy a comfortable 24/22 victory over Numkul before his Thai opponent quickly turned the tables, going on to win the second set with a score of 21/9.
The game was finely poised going into the third set, with Cuong displaying great confidence and ability to beat Numkul 21/19 and win the competition overall.
The victory represents Cuong’s first win in an international championship in 2019. The title will serve to help Vietnam’s second-best badminton player accumulate more points and give a boost to his world rankings. The win will also serve as motivation going into future international tournaments.