His vanquisher was Kanta Tsuneyama, who had a 3-3 career record against the Indonesian going into the match. Tsuneyama shut Ginting out in 44 minutes, 21-13 21-18.
Tsuneyama’s compatriot Kenta Nishimoto, the defending champion, enjoyed a morale-boosting opening win, as he held off Lee Zii Jia in a thriller, 20-22 21-17 21-19. Nishimoto faces third seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn next, while Tsuneyema is up against Lakshya Sen, who survived a close battle against compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat, 21-15 12-21 24-22.
There was another significant result for Japanese fans, with two-time champion Kento Momota crashing out to younger compatriot Koki Watanabe, 13-21 21-16 21-13.
Meanwhile, Pusarla V Sindhu’s poor season continued, as she fell in her second straight first round match. The Indian was outplayed in just 32 minutes by Zhang Yiman in what was her seventh first round loss this year.
Recent Korea Open champion Anders Antonsen weathered the opening challenge of Lu Guang Zu with a straightforward 21-12 21-14 result.