Mahesh Mangaonkar gave India a winning start, thrashing Tsukue Shinnosuke 11-5 11-4 11-4, before Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu easily got the better of Takanori Shimizu 11-3 11-8 11-15 to take a 2-0 lead.
     
Fresh from his silver medal-winning effort in singles, world number 16 Saurav Ghosal was at ease as he posted a crushing 11-7 11-6 11-6 win over Yuta Fukui in the third game.

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