Japan's men's singles top seed Kento Momota was beaten in three games by Indonesia's Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in the first round of the Badminton Asia Championships ©Getty Images

Men's singles top seed Kento Momota suffered a shock first round defeat to Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo at the Badminton Asia Championships in Manila.

The two-time Asian and world champion from Japan clinched the first game 21-17 against his Indonesian opponent, but Dwi Wardoyo hit back at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex by taking the second game by the same scoreline.

Dwi Wardoyo came out on top 21-7 in the deciding third game, setting up a second round tie against Hong Kong's Lee Cheuk Yiu, who came from behind to beat Jordanian qualifier Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik 18-21, 21-11, 21-15.

Fifth seed Lakshya Sen was another high-profile player who suffered an early exit.

The Indian player also led after winning the first game 21-12, but Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Li Shifeng of China hit back by taking the following two games 21-10 and 21-19.

Li is set to play Wang Tzu-wei of Chinese Taipei in the second round, after she beat Malaysia's Aidil Sholeh 21-14, 9-21, 21-18 in three games.

It was a closely-fought first day in the men's singles, with 11 of the 16 ties decided on three games.

That included second seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Indonesia's Olympic bronze medallist, who saw off Thailand's Sitthikom Thammasin 21-13, 17-21. 21-13, and is due to play Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in the second round following his 16-21, 21-17, 21-14 victory over Thailand's Adulrach Namkul.

Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia, seeded third, came from one game behind to overcome China's Sun Feixiang 19-21, 21-14, 21-14.

Women's singles top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan eased past India's Aakarshi Kashyap in the first round in Manila ©Getty Images
Women's singles top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan eased past India's Aakarshi Kashyap in the first round in Manila ©Getty Images

Fourth seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia was one of the few players who triumphed in straight games, beating India's Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth 21-17, 21-13 to book a meeting with Malaysia's Liew Daren seeing off South Korea's Heo Kwang-hee 8-12, 21-10, 21-15.

The women's singles top two seeds Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and An Se-young of South Korea progressed, while third seed Nozomi Okuhara exited after retiring from her first round tie.

Reigning world champion Yamaguchi eased past India's Aakarshi Kashyap 21-15, 21-9, and is due to meet Indonesian qualifier Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi in the second round after her impressive 21-14, 21-12 victory against China's Han Yue.

Se-young triumphed in three sets against Indonesian qualifier Stephanie Widjaja 21-16, 16-21, 21-16, and is set to face Zhang Yiman of China in the second round after she beat Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 20-22, 24-22, 21-15.

Okuhara lost the first set 21-18 against Myanmar's Thet Htar Thuzar before retiring.

Former world champion and Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist PV Sindhu of India, seeded fourth, is through to the second round after coming from behind to beat Chinese Taipei's Pai Yu-po 18-21, 27-25, 21-9.

Singapore's Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi awaits her after her 21-18, 21-10 straight games victory over South Korea's Lee Seo-jin.

The second round of matches at the Championships are scheduled for tomorrow.