Indonesia beat Singapore 4-1 in the Thomas Cup despite Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Sinisuka Ginting losing in straight games to Singapore's world champion Loh Kean Yew ©Getty Images

Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Sinisuka Ginting suffered a defeat in his Thomas Cup opener in Thailand's capital Bangkok, but defending champions Indonesia recovered to beat Singapore.

Ginting went down 21-13, 21-14 to Singapore's world champion Loh Kean Yew, but Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto levelled the scores with a three-game 21-14, 19-21, 21-12 victory over Hee Yong Kai Terry and Loh at Impact Arena.

Jonatan Christie then clinched a 21-19, 21-13 win for Indonesia against Jia Heng Jason Teh, and Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana saw off Singapore's Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Jun Liang Andy Kwek 24-22, 21-14.

Shesar Hiren Rhustavito's 21-16, 21-7 win against Jia Wei Joel Koh rounded off a 4-1 triumph for Indonesia to start their title defence.

South Korea came from behind to beat Thailand 3-2 in the other match in Group A.

In Group C, India and Chinese Taipei both began with comfortable 5-0 victories over Germany and Canada, respectively.

The Uber Cup holders China cruised to a 5-0 victory over Australia in their Group B opener, with Chinese Taipei defeating Spain 4-1 in the other match.

Japan got off the mark in Group A with a 5-0 triumph over Germany, a feat matched by Indonesia against France.

Hosts Thailand also whitewashed Egypt in Group C, and Denmark defeated Malaysia 3-2.

In Group D, South Korea thrashed the United States 5-0, and India recorded a 4-1 win against Canada.

Group-stage action at the Thomas and Uber Cups is set to continue tomorrow, including Groups B and D getting underway in the men's team tournament.