Kento Momota (@1.16) vs Long Chen (@4.5)

Our Prediction:

Kento Momota will win

Kento Momota – Long Chen Match Prediction | 22-09-2019 05:00

For all badminton lovers, it was the most expected match after the World Championship final. In the semifinal of French Open 2018, Chen Long needed 2 straight games to defeat Kent Momota and to win the tournament on the next day. Just three weeks ago, Chen Long showed that he was still on TOP and he was the one, who could take a challenge and beat Momota.

In 2013, Momota who started the youth competition was sent to the International Challenge (IC) competition level. Momota managed to emerge as champion in Estonia, Sweden and Austria. In tournaments with higher castes, Momota could not immediately become a champion. Satisfactory results in Momih in the IC satisfaction series in Europe. Great achievement does require a process that is not instant, that's the sentence that would be right for Momota who at that time really struggled with often crawl from the qualifying round. Momota was immediately forged in a series of Grand Prix / Gold (GP / GPG) tournaments and even superseries (premiers) throughout 2013.

He became the first Japanese player to win a medal in the Men's Singles category of the prestigious tournament. He competed at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon as well as the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad. He made it to the semi-finals, before losing to Chen Long in straight sets. Rounding off the year, he won the 2015 BWF World Superseries Final in Dubai. He once again made history in the BWF World Championships 2015 held in Jakarta. In the 2015 Sudirman Cup, he repeated his feat in Thomas Cup to help Japan secure a spot as a runner-up.

They gave everything and they really seemed to enjoy playing this match. One of the mens single semifinals at Fuzhou China Open today was the big battle between the World Champion and world number 1, Kento Momota, and the reigning Olympic Champion and former World Champion, Chen Long. The spectators in the Haixia Olympic Sport Center in the southwest of Fuzhou city were spoiled to the max today.


On March 10, 2019, he won the 2019 All England Open beating Viktor Axelsen from Denmark in the finals in 3 sets with a score of 21-11, 15-21 and 21-15. He also won the German Open, Singapore Open and Japan Open on the BWF World Tour, reaffirming his number 1 position on the world ranking. In doing so, Momota became only the fourth player to win back-to-back titles on a short, all-Chinese list that includes Yang Yang, Lin Dan and Chen Long. In August 25th he reclaimed his World Champion title, beating Anders Antonsen 21-9 and 21-3. On April 28, 2019 he won his second Asian badminton championship title at Wuhan, China beating home favorite Shi Yuqi in three games 12-21, 21-18, 21-8.

After failing at the 2011 World Junior Championship, he tried his luck at the 2012 Asian Junior Championship held in Gimcheon, South Korea. Not wanting to repeat his mistakes in 2011, he avenged his defeat by becoming Asia Junior Champion after in the final round defeating Malaysian representatives, Soong Joo Ven two straight games, 21-13, 22-20. Young Momota continues to learn from his defeat. Momota's Asia Junior Champion Title by being the best at the world level junior level. Appearing at home, Momota managed to donate gold in public. In the same year, Momota confirmed its title at the World Junior Championship held in Chiba, Japan. In the final round, he beat the mainstay of China, Xue Song through a very tight rubber game match.

The promising Momota prospect attracted the attention of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation, the badminton club of NTT East which finally succeeded in asking for his hand to join. Momota officially joined the club that raised its name since April 2013. NTT is the largest telecommunications company in Japan. He began to get used to dividing his time to work, practicing on the Japanese national team, and being active in his club. Momota who was then 19 years old had begun to learn to manage time management in such a way. By joining the NTT East club, Momota was ready with the consequences of also working at the company.

He won all his matches during Japan's maiden Thomas Cup victory in 2014, playing second men's singles behind Kenichi Tago. By winning that title, he became the first Japanese player to successfully capture a Super Series in Men's Singles and currently holds the record as the youngest Super Series champion in that category. He was the first Japanese player to win the Singapore Open.

The score was 13:13 when Kento took another 4 of 5 points and made his victory so close (17:14). At that point of the match, it seemed that Chen Long would celebrate his second triumph. The third game was a real thriller! And again, Chen Long, thanks to his beautiful attacking shots and very accurate game, managed to level the game and to make the score 17:17. This times it was not Manila (if you love boxing, you know what I mean), it was Fuzhou where Chen Long had 4 points advantage after the mid-interval and was leading 12:8. But Kento Momota did not agree with that. He raised the pace again and came back into the game, winning 5 of 6 points.

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That match lasted more than an hour less than Momotas match, so the Taiwanese may have a small advantage in tomorrows game. He eliminated another Chinese earlier today when he won in straight games against Shi Yuqi. Momotas opponent in tomorrows final is going to be Chou Tien Chen, seeded 4.

Momota also began to join the Japanese national team and is projected to become a future son. Momota's intensity is increasingly visible as he takes part in a bigger race, the 2011 World Junior Championship held in Taiwan. At that time he had to be satisfied with the victory after losing in the semifinals of Malaysian junior Zulfadli Zulkiffli who came out as the 2011 World Junior Champion. End of 2011, Momota began to compete with his seniors in the All Japan Badminton Championship or 2011 Japan National Championship. Even though he hasn't made it as a champion, his achievement is the opening for the next Momota award. the final after losing to the champion, Kenichi Tago, won Momota appreciated by the Nippon Badminton Association (NBA).