(Photo: BWF / Badmintonphoto)
First day success at the All England
Date: 3/12/2024 7:42 PM
Published by : Sara Gonzalez Martinez (BEC)
The YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2024 has kicked off, marking a good start for a lot of Europe's top players.

Viktor Axelsen, top seed, displayed confidence on court against Kidambi Srikanth, securing a victory in straight games, 21-9 21-9, demonstrating that he’s here to win.

The Popov brothers also made their mark on the first day of this Super 1000 event. Despite losing their men’s doubles match against Kim Astrup/ Anders Skaarup Rasmussen, the duo found success in singles. Christo Popov won a nail-biting match against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu, winning 22-20, 17-21, 21-16, while Toma Junior Popov upset the reigning champion, China’s Li Shi Feng, with a straight-sets win, 21-17 21-13.

An all-English clash between Gregory and Jenny Mairs and Marcus Ellis/ Lauren Smith also captivated the Birmingham crowd, ending in a thrilling 19-21, 21-16, 22-20 victory for Ellis/ Smith.

The Round of 32 continues tomorrow, starting at 11am (CET).

© All rights reserved.

Related news
The 2024 BEC Congress awaits in Budapest
Budapest, Hungary, will host t...

Malaysia Masters Day 1 RECAP
European players give a mixed ...

Thrilling finals in Thailand
The TOYOTA Thailand Open 2024 ...

Thai triumph in Bangkok
There are not many tournaments...

We're hiring!
Badminton Europe is seeking a ...

Athletes set for Paris: Olympic qualifiers announced
With just over two months rema...

More news