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Day 1 of the Daihatsu YONEX Japan Open 2018 at new venue a success

12 September 2018

Tokyo — The 37th edition of the Daihatsu YONEX Japan Open 2018 officially kicked off yesterday but this year marked a first for the tournament as it opened at a new venue. The Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, completed just last year, will also be the site of badminton at the 2020 Olympics. 

Despite its location on the outskirts of the city, players and fans reacted positively to the facility. Inside the futuristic exterior, the action on court didnt disappoint, either. While doubles play for round 1 continues today, 2017 champion Viktor Axelsen, Kento Momota and Lin Dan all moved on in mens singles. While in womens singles, Akane Yamaguchi, PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin, last years champion, are on to the next round.

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