Kento Momota one win from 11th badminton title of the year

BWF World Tour Finals, Akane Yamaguchi, Kento Momota, Tai Tzu-Ying, Chen Yu Fei
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. Photo: Twitter

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.

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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.

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