World number 18 Kashyap, who is also a Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, earlier took the lead over Netherlands’ Erik Meijis but was later down by 9-11. However, he raised his game in time and pocketed the first game.

Anand too cleared the first round against Malaysia’s Kok Pong Loke by 21-17, 21-10 in a 26 minute match.

On the other hand, rising Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, suffered a disappointing loss in the men's singles first round of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Tuesday.

Others like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Saili Rane, pair of  Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and mixed doubles pair of Tarun Kona and Ashwini, will start their campaign on Wednesday.


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