Denmark's Viktor Axelsen will start as top seeds in the men's singles draw at the All England Open ©Getty Images

Spectators are set to return for the world’s oldest badminton tournament as the All England Open begins in Birmingham tomorrow.

Competition is set to take place across men’s and women’s singles, and men’s, women’s and mixed doubles events at the Utilita Arena, which is scheduled to host artistic and rhythmic gymnastics at this year’s Commonwealth Games, due to be held in the city.

Round of 32 action is scheduled to take place across all events over five courts tomorrow.

In the men’s singles competition Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen is the top seed, and will be looking to go one better after his runner-up finish last year.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic men’s singles gold medallist will take on India’s Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth, a World Championship bronze medallist in 2019, in the first round.

The second seed in the men’s draw is Kento Momota of Japan, a winner of this title in 2019, who takes on Denmark’s Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus.

In the women’s singles draw the top seed is Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, a three-time champion in this event.

Ying faces Belgium’s Lianne Tan, a former European Games silver medallist in the opening round.

Second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, the reigning world champion, starts off her campaign against Phittayaporn Chaiwan of Thailand.

In the men’s doubles event, the top seeds are Indonesia’s Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, and they start their campaign against South Korea’s Choi Solgyu and Seo Sungjae.

In the women’s doubles Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China are the top seeds and are set to start their campaign against South Koreans Kim Hye-Jeong and Jeong Na Eun.

In the mixed doubles competition the top seeds are Thailand’s Dechapol Puavarananukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai, with the world’s top-ranked pair in the discipline set to start their campaign against Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei of Malaysia.

 The tournament will be minus any Russian or Belarusian players, after the Badminton World Federation said players from the two nations could not compete due to their countries invasion of Ukraine.