Lee Zii Jia turned in a masterful performance to dispatch Kodai Naraoka in straight games at the All-England Open men's singles first round on Wednesday.

The 2021 champion came into this Super 1000 event relishing the good times he has had in this tournament, and he enjoyed a great start against the Japanese after stamping a 21-12, 21-19 victory in less than an hour contest.

Unlike their last meeting this year, Lee was more aggressive against Naraoka and used his powerful smashes to deadly effect.

Naraoka, who usually has a good defence, looked wobbly leaving the Malaysian to comfortably wrap up the opening game.

Lee looked to wrap up the second game with ease too, leading 20-12 with the final point looking a certainty.

But Naraoka produced his best moment of the match by digging deep to claw seven consecutive points, before the Malaysian finally sealed the deal.

Lee will go on to face Singapore's Loh Kean Yew in the second round on Thursday.

National mixed doubles pair Chen Tang Jie-Toh Ee Wei also checked into the second round after they produced a huge 21-14, 12-21, 21-15 win over Thai pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

The Malaysians secured the hard earned victory after taking the deciding game against the sixth seeds with their attacking display, thanks to Chen's hard hitting smashes and disguised drop shots, with Toh dominant at the front court.

Chen-Toh will next face a Danish or Dutch pair in the next round.

Goh Jin Wei meanwhile saw her campaign end in the women's singles first round after a straight game defeat against China's He Bing Jiao.