Action at the Badminton World Championships in Jakarta seemed to stick closely to the script on Monday as the top seeded men involved all advanced to the second round.
Japan's Kento Momota was the first top seed to advance when he defeated Germany’s Dieter Domke in straight games.
The fourth seed needed just 36 minutes to seal the 21-17, 21-8 victory. Up next for him is Canada’s Martin Giufre, who defeated Frenchman Thomas Rouxel 15-21, 21-16, 12-21.
Denmark’s Viktor Axelson also advanced to round two without much trouble as he defeated the Czech Republic’s Petr Koukal 21-14, 21-11.
The seventh seed will next face Poland’s Adrian Dziolko, who defeated Russian Vladimir
Malkov 20-22, 22-20, 21-16.
Indian players also seemed to have good day on court in the first round, as two of the nation’s seeded players booked their berths in round two.
Kashyap Parupalli, the tenth seed, defeated beat Erik Meijs of the Netherlands 21-17, 21-10, while 11th seed HS Prannoy won 21-12, 21-16 against Brazil’s Alex Yuwan Tjong.
They will face Vietman’s Tien Minh Nguyen, who beat Korea’s Lee Dong Keun 13-21, 22-20, 15-21, and Uganda’s Edwin Ekiring, who won 21-18, 21-17 against Ukrainian Dmytro Zavadsky, respectively.
Indonesian 15th seed Tommy Sugiarto will face Hong Kong’s Wei Nan in round two. Sugiarto got past Spain’s Pablo Abian 21-16, 21-13, while Wei defeated the USA’s Howard Shu 19-21, 26-24, 18-21.