Action began today at the BWF Barcelona Spain Masters ©BWF

Chinese Taipei's Chang Ching-Sheng beat two home players to set up a clash with Denmark's Jan Ø. Jørgensen in the first round of the men's singles draw at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Barcelona Spain Masters.

The 19-year-old firstly defeated Jofre Comella 21-14, 21-10 before overcoming Sergi Alcala 21-7, 21-12 at the Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron.

It sets up a clash with 2015 world bronze medallist Jørgensen, who is seeded seventh at the BWF World Tour Super 300 event.

Joining Chang in reaching the main draw today were Denmark's Karan Rajan Rajarajan, Sweden's Jacob Nilsson and France's Christo Popov.

Rajarajan will face France's Thomas Rouxel in round one, where Nilsson meets Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn and Popov goes up against India's Ajay Jayaram.

Denmark's number one seed Viktor Axelsen is defending the title he won last year.

The 2017 world champion has been handed an opening test against Singapore's Loh Kean Yew.

India's World Championships bronze medallist B. Sai Praneeth is seeded second and has been drawn with compatriot Sameer Verma.

The third seed is also Indian, with Srikanth Kidambi taking on team-mate Subhankar Dey first-up.