Badminton No.1 Momota Faces Olympic Champ In Semis Showdown
Zeeshan Mehtab 5 days ago Fri 09th November 2018 | 10:39 PM
World champion Kento Momota of Japan will be intent on revenge when he plays China's Olympic title-holder Chen Long in a mouthwatering semi-final at the Fuzhou China Open on Saturday.
Top seed and world number one Momota defeated South Korea's Son Wan-ho 21-17, 21-14 in their quarter-final on Friday while Chen was similarly emphatic against unseeded Dane Anders Antonsen, winning 21-18, 21-16.
At the French Open last month, a resurgent Chen beat Momota on the way to winning the title and the Japanese star will be determined not to let that happen again.
An explosive Momota has been in scorching form this year, winning the world championships in August, beating Chen in the final of the Badminton Asia Championships and winning three events on the World Tour.