Momota crowned as Denmark Open winner after solid performanceOctober 20, 2019 5:57
Japanese Kento Momota, the defending champion of Denmark Open, did it again. World’s best player in men’s singles won Denmark Open for the second time in a row after a superior effort in the final match against Chinese Chen Long. The World champion won the match 21-14, 21-12.
– Chen Long had a tough game yesterday which I think was an advantage for me today, said Kento Momota after the match.
Kento Momota started really well and came in front 4-0, but Chen Long fought himself back in the set and got 8 points in a row. Both players showed amazing play and the crowd in the arena were astonished. Chen Long continued to put pressure on Kento Momota and was in front 11-8 when the players got their first break.
Chen Long made some bad mistakes after the break and Kento Momota stepped up his game and went in front 13-12. The Japanese World champion showed why he is the best player in the world at the moment. Kento Momota smashed first set home 21-14.
Just like in the first set, Kento Momota got a brilliant start and the Japanese controlled the match. Chen Long gave everything he could to make a comeback but Kento Momota showed no lack of discipline. The Chinese fans in the arena were cheering for Chen Long but Kento Momota was just too good. The scoreboard said 11-6 half through the second set.
Kento Momota continued to dominate and Chen Long made some mistakes which clearly irritated him a lot. The World champion cruised through the second and last set and won comfortably 21-12. Now the Japanse champions want to carry on and continue to make great results.
– I wan’t everyone to enjoy seeing me play. That is my goal right now, Kento Momota said.