Team Europe clawed back to beat Vietnam 3-1 at the Axiata Cup today after Scott Evans’ 17-21, 21-12, 19-21 defeat to Nguyen Hoang Nam in the opening men’s single match. Former world champion Nathan Robertson and partner Jenny Wallwork (England) proved their strengths by beating Duong Bao Duc/Thai Thi Hing Can 21-12, 26-24.
Then Spanish super talent Carolina Marin won her women's singles in a comfortable way against Vu Thi Trang 21-17, 21-15. It was Vladimir Ivanov's and Ivan Sozonov's (Russia) job to seal the deciding third point for Europe with a straight 21-14, 21-19 win over Duong Bao Duc/Ngyuen Hoang Nam.
Team Europe will face Asian All-Stars tomorrow at 10.00 CET.
You can watch the whole match via live streaming on YouTube here.
Malaysia - Thailand 2-2
Indonesia bt Singapore 4-0
All-Star Asia bt Philippines 4-0
Team Europe bt Vietnam 3-1
PLAYING TODAY (SATURDAY – 23/03/2013)
Indonesia vs Malaysia
Philippines vs Vietnam
All-Star Asia vs Team Europe
Singapore vs Thailand
Axiata is one of the largest Asian telecommunication companies, focused on high growth low penetration emerging markets. Axiata has controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia with significant strategic stakes in India and Singapore. India and Indonesia are amongst the fastest growing markets in the world. In addition, the Malaysian-grown holding company has stakes in non-mobile telecommunication operations in Thailand.