Longest Rally in Men’s Badminton, Singles.
Watch a pulsating face-off between Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam and Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark, at the World Championships 2013 quarterfinal with the former leading 21-8, 17-21, 20-18. A win from here would have ensured either of them a semi-final berth and atleast a bronze medal at the prestigious World Championships. It was the match point for Nguyen but also a point which Jorgensen could win and retrieve the match. That gave the push to the players to give their all. For Nguyen it was to close the affair and for Jorgensen, to stay in contention. The point lasted two minutes and those two minutes shall forever be etched in memory for Jorgensen’s repetitive and outstretched dives on his court to return the sharp smashes fired from the Nguyen’s racquet. A never say die Jorgensen dived, got up, dived, got up and dived again to return the flurry of smashes and stood tall as he returned the shuttle from inking his loss at that point. The 108 times the shuttle travelled from one side of the court to the other, ended in Jorgensen’s favour as Nguyen hit one, just fraction out of the line.
Eventually Tien Minh Nguyen won the set and the match 21-8, 17-21, 22-20.