Japan’s World No.1 Kento Momota survived a spirited challenge from Taiwan’s Chou Tien-Chen on Sunday to add another title to his already-spectacular season of victories.
In 66 minutes with a score of 21-13, 11-21 and 21-16 he packed off Chou after an exhausting game. The 24-year old Momota collapsed to the court floor and lay on his back after the game.
Momota has been in a great form throughout this year winning the World Championships, the Asia Championship and now four events on the world tour.
His defeat of Chou was a repeat of the Denmark Open final in October. He was expelled from the Japanese Rio Olympic team and banned for over a year for visiting an illegal casino.
He is now all set and confidant to compete at Hong Kong Open this week where he will be facing the former number one Lin Dan of China in his opening match.