The All England Gets Off To A Flying Start

Day 2 of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships saw the world’s finest players take centre stage as the main draws for 2013 got under way.

Men’s Singles top seed and World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei(VTZF) faced Wong Wing Ki (ARC10) from Hong Kong. In a thrilling encounter Chong Wei fought back from facing match point twice to take a narrow victory 13-21, 21-6, 23-21.

Explosive Danish duo Mathias Boe(VT80) and Carsten Mogensen(VTZF) produced an excellent performance in the first round. The World No. 1 pairing dispatched Indonesia’s Angga Pratama and Ryan Agung Saputra 21-18, 21-19 to make it safely through to round 2.

Away from the courts, many of the world’s elite players dropped by the YONEX trade room to get involved with our new promotional campaign. The Perfect Choice for Your Game has been endorsed by global badminton superstars Taufik Hidayat(ARC11), Christinna Pedersen(NR800), Kamilla Rytter Juhl(NR800), Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.We have many more players who will be joining in the campaign over the next few days so stay tuned.

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Tournament Results First Round

Men’s Singles

[1]Lee Chong Wei (VTZF)(MAS) def. Wong Wing Ki (ARC10)(HKG) 13-21, 21-6, 23-21

[7]Kenichi Tago (ARC-ZS)(JPN) def. Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 22-20 21-15

Tommy Sugiarto (ARC10)(INA) def. Huan Gao (CHN) 21-14 21-13

Kashyap Parupalli (ARC10)(IND) def. Jen Hao Hsu (TPE) 21-17 21-18

Women’s Singles

[1]Saina Nehwal(NR700RP) def. Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) 21-8 18-21 21-16

[8]Ratchanok Inthanon (ARC10)(THA) def. Tzu Ying Tai (TPE) 21-18 21-13

Eriko Hirose (ARC9FL)(JPN) def. Li Michelle (AT900T)(CAN) 21-19 11-21 21-14

Sindhu P.V. (NR700RP)(IND) def. Busanan Ongbumrungpan (THA) 21-13 21-18

Men’s Doubles

[1]Mathias Boe(VT80)/Carsten Mogensen(VTZF)(DEN) def. Angga Pratama/Ryan Agung Saputra (INA) 21-18 21-19

[2]Koo Kien Keat(VTZF)/Tan Boon Heong(VTZF)(MAS) def. Chris Adcock(VTZF)/Andrew Ellis(VT80) 21-19 24-22

[4]Hiroyuki Endo(VTZF)/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) def. Bodin Issara (NR800)/Pakkawat Vilailak (THA) 22-20 23-25 21-14

[8]Mohammad Ahsan (ARC-FB)/Hendra Setiawan (NR800)(INA) def. Biao Chai/Nan Zhang (CHN) 18-21 22-20 21-14

Thien How Hoon (VTZF)/Wee Kiong Tan (VTZF)(MAS) def. Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki/Hendra Aprida Gunawan (INA) 21-16 21-12

Hirokatsu Hashimoto(VT70)/Noriyasu Hirata (NR800)(JPN) def. V Shem Goh (ARC10)/Khim Wah Lim (VT80)(MAS) 12-21 23-21 21-18

Ingo Kindervater (ARC10)/Johannes Schoettler (VT80)(GER) def. [3]Sung Hyun Ko/Yong Dae Lee (KOR) 23-21 21-18

Women’s Doubles

[6]Miyuki Maeda (VT70)/Satoko Suetsuna (CAB35)(JPN) def. Line Damkjaer Kruse/Marie Roepke (DEN) 22-20 22-20

Lok Yan Poon (VT80)/Ying Suet Tse (ARC10)(HKG) def. Savitree Amitrapai/Sapsiree Taeratanachai (THA) 21-13 21-18

Mixed Doubles

[3]Chan Peng Soon (ARC10)/Goh Liu Ying (NR700RP)(MAS) def. Patiphat Chalard Chaleam/Savitree Amitrapai (THA) 12-21 21-15 21-11