Kento Momota will play Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in Sundays final of the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals as the Japanese closes on the 11th title of 2019.
World number one Momota has reigned over badminton this year and defeated Taiwan’s Wang Tzu-Wei 21-17, 21-12 in their semi-final on Saturday in Guangzhou.
He is enjoying a spectacular season, with the World Championships, Asia Championships and prestigious All England Open among his haul of tournament victories.
Momota will be a hot favourite in southern China against Ginting having defeated the Indonesian 10 times in their 14 meetings.
The world number eight Ginting sealed his place in the championship match with a 21-15, 21-15 victory over Chinas reigning Olympic champion Chen Long.
In the women’s final, China’s world number two Chen Yufei faces Taiwan’s top-ranked Tai Tzu-Ying.
Chen defeated Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 21-9 in their semi-final while Tai beat another Japanese, Nozomi Okuhara, 21-15, 21-18.