Kento Momota rallies to win Singapore Open final

More Sports Apr 14, 2019

Kento Momota rallies to win Singapore Open final

Kento Momota withstood a barrage of smashes from Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to rally for a thrilling 10-21, 21-19, 21-13 victory Sunday in the Singapore Open final. The world champion struggled to contain his powerful Indonesian opponent, who was finding both corners of the court in ...

Kento Momota wins historic first All England Open title

More Sports Mar 11, 2019

Kento Momota wins historic first All England Open title

World No. 1 Kento Momota on Sunday became the first Japanese man to win the All England Open badminton championships when he beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 2-1 in the men's singles final. Momota, the reigning world champion and Asian champion, was stretched to three games ...

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 16, 2018

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

Reigning world champion Kento Momota won his first Japan Open title on Sunday, beating Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in straight games. Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota also won their maiden championship in the women's doubles. Nozomi Okuhara settled for silver after losing to 2016 ...

Japan shuttlers excelling at world championships

More Sports Aug 4, 2018

Japan shuttlers excelling at world championships

Wakana Nagahara and Mayu Matsumoto beat an Indonesian pair in straight games on Saturday to set up an all-Japanese women's doubles final at the World Badminton Championships. Nagahara and Matsumoto, each 22-year-old world championship debutants, will face last year's runners-up, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, ...