All England: Rajiv Ouseph secures 'biggest' career win

By Nick HopeBBC Olympic sports reporter in Birmingham
Yonex All England Open Championships
Venue: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham Date: 3-8 March
Coverage: Reports on the BBC Sport website

England's Rajiv Ouseph produced the shock of the All England Championships first round by defeating third-seed Son Wan Ho in the men's singles event.

Ouseph, 28, who won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, beat the South Korean 21-16, 18-21, 21-19.

"I gave everything I had and it's probably the biggest win I've ever had so it's a dream really," he said.

Team-mates Chris and Gabby Adcock beat unseeded Indonesians Markis Kido and Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth 21-15, 21-8.

Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour, who claimed Commonwealth silver in Glasgow last year, was eliminated after a 21-16, 21-14 defeat to seventh-seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.

Ouseph and the Adcocks are aiming to be the first British winners of the All England event - badminton's answer to Wimbledon - since Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms took the title in 2005.

"All the British players wants to do well here in front of this incredible crowd," Ouseph told BBC Sport.

Chris Adcock added: "It's the biggest event on the calendar apart from the World championships.

"There's no pressure on us because we're sixth in the world, but if we continue to play well we're in with a shout."

Men's doubles pair Andrew Ellis and Peter Mills lost 21-9, 21-17 to fourth seeds Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.

Fellow English players Matthew Nottingham and Harley Towler lost 21-11, 21-18 to China's Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan.

There were also defeats for Fontaine Chapman, Chris Coles and Sophie Brown.

The event runs until 8 March, with all finals talking place on Sunday.