Viktor Axelsen beat Srikanth Kidambi to help Denmark beat India in the Thomas Cup ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen led his Denmark side to a 3-1 victory over India at the Thomas Cup in Aarhus.

The Tokyo 2020 gold medallist comfortably beat world number 14 Srikanth Kidambi in 38 minutes.

Axelsen only found himself losing once in the whole match as he ran away with a 21-12, 21-13 victory.

His compatriots Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen then fell in the first doubles fixture against Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.

The Indians prevailed 21-15, 17-21, 21-18 in a closely fought match.

Anders Antonsen breezed past Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth 21-8, 21-15 before Mathias Christiansen and Frederik Søgaard completed the team victory against M.R. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila.

Elsewhere, Heo Kwang-hee repeated his Tokyo 2020 victory over Japan's Kento Momota, but Japan still overcame South Korea 3-2.

Heo produced a ruthless performance to win 21-19, 21-17.

Heo's countrymen Choi Sol-gyu and Seo Seung-jae then doubled the lead with a 21-18, 21-13 defeat of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi.

Complacency then got the better of the 2016 semi-finalists as they slipped up in the next two matches to set up a decider between Kenta Nishimoto and Cho Geon-yeop.

Nishimoto wiped the floor with his opponent to complete the comeback for Japan with a 21-15, 21-10 win.

Neither China nor Indonesia had any trouble reaching the semi-finals following 3-0 victories over Thailand and Malaysia, respectively.

Tomorrow's last four matches see Indonesia take on Denmark and China face Japan.

In the women's Uber Cup semi-finals, another China-Thailand matchup took place.

Once again it was the Chinese who advanced with a 3-0 whitewash.

The crowd was buzzing with anticipation in what should have been one of the matches of the tournament between the reigning Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei and the world number six Ratchanok Intanon.

However, the Thai player was forced to retire after two minutes to hand the win to Chen.

The second Uber Cup semi-final today saw Japan come from a game down to beat South Korea 3-1.

An Seyoung beat Akane Yamaguchi 21-14, 21-7 to give South Korea the lead, before Japan won the next two matches of the tie both from a game down.

Victory was completed by Misaki Matsutomo and Nami Matsuyama who overcame Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong.