Tag: Kento Momota
Momota raises Olympic hopes by making his way back to the top.
Zii Jia defeats Japan's Kenta Nishimoto to set up a clash with current world number one Kento Momota in the last eight.
Kento Momota credits the crowd for lifting him towards victory.
The top seed dug deep to fight back from 16-11 behind in the second game to force a decider.
The Indonesian admitted it wasn’t easy beating Momota and that he only won because the Japanese ace was off form.
The 24-year-old is the reigning world champion, Asian champion and world No.1 and he can now add success in badminton's oldest tournament to his glittering CV.
Antonsen reaches the final of the championship for the first time and managed to upset Momota 21-16, 14-21 and 21-16 in a game that lasted one hour and 19 minutes.
The all-action Japanese star powered past Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto 21-14, 21-8 in just 36 minutes in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Momota is looking to seal a breakthrough year in which he has become world champion for the first time.
The 24-year-old has had a slow run through the Hong Kong tournament.
Kento Momota beat Chou Tien-chen 21-13, 11-21, 21-16 to win the Fuzhou China Open.
Kento Momota beat Chen Long 19-21, 21-17, 21-17 and will play against Chou Tien-chen in the Fuzhou China Open final.
Kento Momota beat Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 to win the Japan Open.
Kento Momota beat Viktor Axelsen 21-18, 21-11 and will play against Khosit Phetpradab in the final.
Momota faced a dangerous challenge in his Nanjing semi-final from Liew Daren, the unseeded Malaysian who had been an unlikely giant-killer.
Team-mate Kenichi Tago, also found guilty of placing illegal bets, was removed from the organisation's official player list for an indefinite period.