Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

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Kento Momota’s impressive 28-match winning streak finally came to an end at the YONEX French Open 2019, where he was defeated by Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. Despite the loss, Momota remains determined to come back stronger.

Momota’s Tough Journey

Leading up to the match, Momota had faced two grueling battles against Wang Tzu Wei and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus. Each match lasted well over 70 minutes and required immense effort from Momota to turn things around after losing the first game.

A Challenging Opponent

Ginting has always proved to be a formidable opponent for Momota. In fact, he was the only men’s singles player to defeat the Japanese star on more than one occasion. With the hall playing slower in Paris compared to the previous week, it became evident that if Ginting could extend the points, he would have the upper hand.

The Match Unfolds

Ginting dominated the first game with a score of 21-10, maintaining his form in the second game to hold off Momota’s brave challenge and secure a 21-19 victory. Momota had a chance to level the contest at 17-all in the second game, but a small error cost him the opportunity.

Momota’s Perspective

Despite the loss, Momota displayed a positive outlook. He stated that he was tired and struggled to match the speed of the match. However, he gave his all and was satisfied with his effort. Momota emphasized that the loss didn’t diminish the significance of his winning streak, as he learned valuable lessons from the experience.

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Ginting’s Delight

Ginting expressed his joy at the victory, stating that he was able to execute his planned strategy effectively. He acknowledged the importance of defeating a player like Momota and expressed his desire for an all-Indonesian final if Jonatan Christie could win his match against Anders Antonsen.

Christie’s Triumph

In an intense 81-minute thriller, Jonatan Christie defeated Antonsen to secure a spot in the semifinals. Christie acknowledged his disappointment in the opening game but made a strong comeback by attacking more aggressively in the second game.

The Road Ahead

Ginting will face off against Chen Long in the next round, while Christie awaits the winner between Viktor Axelsen and Ng Ka Long Angus.

FAQs

Q: How long was Momota’s winning streak?
A: Momota’s winning streak lasted for 28 matches.

Q: Who defeated Momota in the YONEX French Open 2019?
A: Momota was defeated by Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

Q: Who did Jonatan Christie defeat in his quarterfinal match?
A: Jonatan Christie defeated Anders Antonsen in a thrilling 81-minute match.

Conclusion

Kento Momota’s incredible winning streak may have come to an end, but his determination and resilience remain unshaken. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting’s victory over Momota sets the stage for an exciting semifinal match against Chen Long. Meanwhile, Jonatan Christie’s impressive performance puts him in contention for a spot in the final. Stay tuned for more thrilling badminton action at the BWF World Tour.