KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) Former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat looked a shadow of his former self in labouring to victory in the Thomas Cup on Monday, as Nigeria were effectively thrown out of the tournament. Hidayat, Indonesias top shuttler, took more than an hour to see off Indias Kashyap Parupalli in the world team championships, finally getting off court with a narrow three-set victory against the world number 13. He won the rubber 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 and told AFP afterwards a difficult cross-court wind sweeping the indoor Putra Stadium had hampered his game. It was a little bit difficult because of the wind difficult to control because of lost feeling, said the world number five. And then in the second set I could control it. Parapulli, who lost narrowly to Hidayat three years ago in their last encounter in Hong Kong, said he was feeling confident despite the defeat. Im feeling confident about myself that I could play that well against a top 10 guy. This year I was aiming to win against at least one top 10 player. It was very close this time, he said. Indonesia were back on track when Olympic champions Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan cruised past Sanave Thomas and Akshay Dewalkar 21-11, 21-13, as the second seeds went through with room to spare and a 4-1 scoreline. South Korea opened their campaign by delivering Peru their second 5-0 thrashing of the tournament, with world number 39 Shon Wan-Ho easing past Andres Corpancho 21-9, 21-15 to set the tone. But the day was overshadowed by Nigeria being punished for failing to show on time for their opening Thomas Cup tie against Malaysia on Sunday after their flight was cancelled. The host nation was handed a 5-0 walkover. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that Nigeria would be allowed to play their final group game for the sake of world ranking points but the tie would be handed automatically to the Japanese. It effectively ended their tournament. In the womens Uber Cup, Denmarks doubles pairing of Lena Frier Kristiansen and Marie Ropke put Australias Tang He Tian and Huang Chia Chi to the sword with a 21-13, 21-16 win, sealing a 3-2 victory in the cups closest tie so far. Germanys top shuttler Juliane Schenk built on an impressive winning start against Japan Sunday to chalk her second singles victory, this time against Russias Ella Diehl, 21-16, 21-13. But Schenk, who won Germanys only rubber in their defeat by Japan, was again let down by her teammates, with Karin Schnaase and Fabienne Deprez both failing to capitalise on her success as Germany crashed out 4-1.