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Kento Momota of Japan in action.(Reuters)

Momota’s Covid-19 positive forces Japan out of Thai events

By Associated Press | Bangkok
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:03 AM IST
The two-time singles world champion was scheduled to compete in two Thailand Open series events from Jan. 12-17 and Jan. 19-24 and the $1.5-million World Tour Finals from Jan. 27-31 in Nonthaburi.
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Kento Momota of Japan(REUTERS)
Kento Momota of Japan(REUTERS)

Kento Momota positive for Covid-19, Japan to miss Thailand Open: association

By Agence France-Presse | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:19 PM IST
Momota was looking to make his international comeback in Bangkok after almost a year out following a car crash that left him with serious injuries.
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Kento Momota and an image of his car crash in Kuala Lumpur.(AP)
Kento Momota and an image of his car crash in Kuala Lumpur.(AP)

‘Spirit almost broken,’ Badminton world No.1 Kento Momota feared career was over after deadly crash

By Agence France-Presse | Tokyo
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The world number one admitted his “spirit was almost broken” after the accident in January -- hours after he won the Malaysia Masters -- which killed the driver of the vehicle taking him to Kuala Lumpur airport.
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Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)

Kidambi Srikanth searches for old spark

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST
India’s chief coach Pullela Gopichand says Srikanth has to play “really well” to nurture hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.
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Japanese badminton player Kento Momota(AP)
Japanese badminton player Kento Momota(AP)

Japan badminton king Momota flies home following fatal car crash

By AFP | Kuala Lumpur
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 09:32 AM IST
The 25-year-old Japanese faces two months out after suffering cuts to his face and multiple bruises when the vehicle carrying him to Kuala Lumpur International Airport crashed in the early hours of Monday.
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File image of Japan’s Kento Momota.(AP)
File image of Japan’s Kento Momota.(AP)

Kento Momota faces two months out after being injured in a car crash

By AFP | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The 25-year-old Japanese suffered cuts and bruising in the accident near Kuala Lumpur but is aiming to return at the All England Championships on March 11, said Kinji Zeniya, secretary general of Japan’s Badminton Association on Tuesday.
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Kento Momota poses with his medal after defeating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during men single final of the Malaysia Masters.(AP)
Kento Momota poses with his medal after defeating Denmark's Viktor Axelsen during men single final of the Malaysia Masters.(AP)

Badminton world no 1 Kento Momota involved in horrific road accident in Malaysia; suffers fractured nose

By Reuters | Kuala Lumpur
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 01:07 PM IST
Kento Momota and three others were thought to have been en-route to Kuala Lumpur international airport when the hired van they were in rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck, according to statements from the police and local fire department.
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Japan's Kento Momota(AP)
Japan's Kento Momota(AP)

Momota trumps badminton greats with record-smashing year

By AFP | Shanghai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Momota has cleaned up in men’s badminton over the past 12 months, winning a record 11 titles including the World Championships, Asia Championships and All England Open.
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Kento Momota of Japan, right, and runner-up Anthony Sinisuka pose with their trophies after their men's singles badminton final match at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)
Kento Momota of Japan, right, and runner-up Anthony Sinisuka pose with their trophies after their men's singles badminton final match at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)

Kento Momota caps stellar year with 11th badminton title

By Press Trust of India | Shanghai
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:39 PM IST
The Japanese had lifted 10 titles in a remarkable 2019 while opponent Anthony Sinisuka Ginting had won none prior to their final in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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Kento Momota prepares to hit a return shot against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie during the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)
Kento Momota prepares to hit a return shot against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie during the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou.(AP)

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

By Agence France-Presse | Shanghai
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 04:58 PM IST
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.
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A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)
A file photo of PV Sindhu.(REUTERS)

PV Sindhu crashes out of Denmark Open after second round loss

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 06:33 PM IST
PV Sindhu did not look in control since the start of the match against An Se Young in Denmark Open and ended up surrendering the first game without much fight.
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File photo of Kento Momota.(AP)
File photo of Kento Momota.(AP)

Japan’s Kento Momota wins Korea Open

By Press Trust of India | Seoul
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Momota, with over 300 wins under his belt, saw his career descend into controversy in 2016 when he was suspended for more than a year for visiting an illegal casino.
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File image of Parupalli Kashyap.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of Parupalli Kashyap.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento Momota in semifinals, crashes out of Korea Open

By Press Trust of India | Incheon
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The 33-year-old from Hyderabad, who had reached the finals at Canada Open this year, showed the intent to hang in the rallies as the duo played a lot of tosses and lifts.
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India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota(REUTERS)
India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota(REUTERS)

World Badminton Championships 2019: Sai Praneeth loses steam against Momota, ends with bronze

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 04:45 PM IST
He is also the only Indian player, after Saina Nehwal, to win medals at both the senior and junior World Championships. He won bronze in the 2010 junior tournament in Mexico.
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India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota.(REUTERS)
India's Sai Praneeth in action during his semi final men's singles match against Japan's Kento Momota.(REUTERS)

BWF World Championships: B Sai Praneeth settles for bronze after losing to Kento Momota

By PTI | Basel
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 08:32 PM IST
Praneeth’s attacking game couldn’t dent the defence of an in-form Momota as he went down to the Japanese World No. 1 13-21 8-21 in 41 minutes.
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A file photo of Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A file photo of Indian badminton player B Sai Praneeth.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

World Badminton Championships: Sindhu, Praneeth enter quarters; Kidambi, Prannoy lose

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:05 AM IST
B Sai Praneeth, who had reached the finals at Swiss Open this year, took just 42 minutes to dispatch sixth seeded Anthony of Indonesia 21-19 21-13 to set up a likely clash with another Indonesian Jonatan Christie.
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File image of India shuttler Sai Praneeth(Getty Images)
File image of India shuttler Sai Praneeth(Getty Images)

Japan Open: Sai Praneeth loses to Kento Momota in semis

By ANI | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 12:20 PM IST
Praneeth failed to carry forward his winning momentum as he lost the match in straight sets.
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File image of Kidambi Srikanth.(AFP)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth.(AFP)

All England Championships: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out in quarters

By PTI | Birmingham
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Former World Number 1 Kidambi Srikanth went down 12-21, 16-21 to the current men’s World Number 1 Kento Momota.
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File image of Sameer Verma.(AFP)
File image of Sameer Verma.(AFP)

I want to test my game against Kento Momota: Sameer Verma

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 04:35 PM IST
Sameer Verma came out of the shadows of his illustrious colleagues last year when he reached the knockout stage of the World Tour Finals as a qualifier, riding on his title run at Swiss Open, Hyderabad Open and Syed Modi International at Lucknow.
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File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)

PV Sindhu decimates Beiwen Zhang, Sameer Verma enters semis in BWF World Tour Finals

By PTI | Guangzhou
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 08:03 PM IST
PV Sindhu beats Beiwen Zhang 21-9, 21-15 to book a place in the semi-final of the BWF World Tour Finals.
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File image of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Getty Images)
File image of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Getty Images)

BWF World Tour Finals: Sameer Verma beats Tommy Sugiarto to keep knockout hopes alive

By PTI | Guangzhou
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:29 AM IST
The 24-year-old Indian, who had lost the opening match against world no 1 and world champion Kento Momota, will face Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen next on Friday.
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Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen.(AFP)
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen.(AFP)

Kento Momota stunned by Son Wan-ho in Hong Kong Open semis

By Agence France-Presse | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 02:56 PM IST
Son triumphed 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 in an exhausting 89 minutes -- the longest match of the tournament so far -- after seeing off a late boost from the exhausted Japanese star in the decider.
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Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Chen Long of China during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Fuzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province on November 10, 2018.(AFP)
Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Chen Long of China during their men's singles semi-final match at the China Open 2018 Badminton Championships in Fuzhou, in China's eastern Fujian province on November 10, 2018.(AFP)

Red-hot number one Kento Momota wins badminton’s China Open

By AFP | Shanghai
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Momota has been in scorching form this year, winning the World Championships, the Asia Championships and now four events on the World Tour.
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File picture of PV Sindhu(AFP)
File picture of PV Sindhu(AFP)

Sindhu, Srikanth crash out in French Open quarters

By PTI | Paris
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 10:32 AM IST
Third seed Sindhu looked a pale shadow of herself as she lost 13-21 16-21 in 40 minutes against seventh seed He Bingjiao of China on Friday night.
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India's Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai during their Women Singles final match.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai during their Women Singles final match.(AFP)

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinals of French Open

By Press Trust of India | Paris
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 11:51 PM IST
Saina Nehwal, who had reached the finals at Denmark Open last week, continued her good run by outwitting former World champion Nozomi Okuhara 10-21, 21-14, 21-17 at the French Open.
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With both Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu out, Indian campaign in the China Open also came to an end.(PTI)
With both Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu out, Indian campaign in the China Open also came to an end.(PTI)

PV Sindhu crashes out of China Open, India’ campaign ends

By ANI | Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 06:58 PM IST
PV Sindhu was defeated 11-21, 21-11, 15-21 by her Chinese opponent in a clash that was completely dominated by Chen Yufei.
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Srikanth Kidambi lost to Kento Momota in the first round of the Indonesian Open badminton tournament on Wednesday.(AFP)
Srikanth Kidambi lost to Kento Momota in the first round of the Indonesian Open badminton tournament on Wednesday.(AFP)

Kidambi Srikanth eliminated, PV Sindhu advances in Indonesia Open badminton

By Press Trust of India | Jakarta
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 08:01 PM IST
Kidambi Srikanth lost to Kento Momota while PV Sindhu registered a hard-fought win over Pornpawee Chochuwong in the first round of the Indonesian Open badminton tournament.
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Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is the men’s singles defending champion at Indonesia Open.(AFP)
Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth is the men’s singles defending champion at Indonesia Open.(AFP)

Title holder Kidambi Srikanth faces Kento Momota test at Indonesia Open badminton

By Press Trust of India | Jakarta
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 04:56 PM IST
Two days ago, Kidambi Srikanth was outwitted by Kento Momota en route to his final appearance at Malaysia Open badminton.
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PV Sindhu lost her women’s singles semi-final of the Malaysia Open badminton tournament to Tai Tzu Ying, near Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday.(AFP)
PV Sindhu lost her women’s singles semi-final of the Malaysia Open badminton tournament to Tai Tzu Ying, near Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday.(AFP)

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth bow out in semis at Malaysia Open badminton

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Both Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu lost their semi-final matches at the Malaysia Open badminton near Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
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PV Sindhu entered the women’s singles semi-finals with a straight games win over Carolina Marin in Malaysia Open badminton in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.(PTI)
PV Sindhu entered the women’s singles semi-finals with a straight games win over Carolina Marin in Malaysia Open badminton in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.(PTI)

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth storm into Malaysia Open badminton semis

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 06:05 PM IST
Both PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth earned straight-game victories to enter the semi-finals of the Malaysia Open on Friday.
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