At the Stadium Bandaraya Johor Bahru,
The main event began with Shinta Mulia Sari/Yao Lei (Singapore) v.s. Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan (Korea). The experienced Singaporean pair attacked with aplomb and won in straight sets 21-12, 21-17.
A total of six matches were played at centre court. The match that drew the loudest applause were the home stars, namely Lee Chong Wei and the pair of Koo/Tan.
Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand fielded a lot of youngsters to blood them to gain tournament experience.
Tomorrow's match starts at 6pm.
There have been some controversy regarding the 2nd day of the game, e.g. The #1 seed Lee Chong Wei was forced to play one match early in the morning at 9am vs. Michael Fowke of Australia, followed by a game later at 7.40pm v.s. India's Sai Praneeth B.
The game was also postponed from 1st May (labour day) to 2nd of May 2012.