Mo­mota to meet Chou in China Open fi­nal

The Straits Times - - FRONT PAGE -

SHANG­HAI Bad­minton world cham­pion Kento Mo­mota fought back from a game down yes­ter­day to de­feat Olympic ti­tle-holder Chen Long and reach the men’s sin­gles fi­nal of the Fuzhou China Open tour­na­ment.

The Ja­pa­nese world No. 1 will meet Chi­nese Taipei’s Chou Tien-chen in to­day’s de­cider af­ter beat­ing China’s Chen 19-21, 21-17, 21-17.

Top seed Mo­mota is chas­ing a fourth tour­na­ment vic­tory in the World Tour cal­en­dar to add to the maiden world ti­tle he claimed in Au­gust.

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