Kento Momota wins Indonesia Open


Japanese shuttler Kento Momota defeated Denmark’s defending champion Jan O. Jorgensen in the men’s singles final of Indonesia Open. Momota went down 16-21 in the first set, but never gave up and comeback in the game by making next two set his name by 21-19 and 21-7.
World No.9 Momota needed an hour and six minutes to upset world No.2 Jorgensen at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. This was the 20-year-old’s second win after Singapore Open in a Superseries event.
Momota said,”I was nervous in the first game. Then I convinced myself that if I could win the second game, I would win the whole match. In future, I want to strengthen myself mentally,” he added.

Jorgensen said he was “really disappointed” with his performance, especially in the second set.

“This was my game and I think I had all the chances I needed when I was leading 16-14 in the second set. Had been leading all the way so yes… really disappointing.”

In the third set, Momota “got a good start and he made some easy points and I made some mistakes. And then suddenly he had a big lead and it’s tough to catch up,” he added.

In the women’s singles final, former world champion and world No.6 Ratchanok Intanon beat Japan’s world No.35 Yui Hashimoto 21-12, 21-10 in 42 minutes.
Intanon said ,”I am happy to win, The opponent appeared tired and not giving the maximum perhaps due to previous matches.”

Meanwhile in the men’s double title South Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Choel beat China’s Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan 21-16, 16-21, 21-19 in 53 minutes and in the women’s singles final, China’s Tang Jinhua and Tian Qing defeated Indonesia’s Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Grysia Polii 21-11, 21-10 in 45 minutes.

Xu Chen and Ma Jin, who beat Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei 21-17, 21-16 in 45 minutes to win the mixed doubles title.

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