Date: Nov 09, 2019
By: AFP, SHANGHAI
Defending champion and world No. 1 Kento Momota yesterday battled past former No. 1 ViktorAxelsen to reach the China Open semi-finals.
Japan’s Momota, who is chasing his 10th title of the season, suffered a second-game wobble before beating Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 12-21, 21-16 in their quarter-final.
The 25-year-old Momota next faces Axelsen’s compatriot, Rasmus Gemke, or Angus Ng Ka-long of Hong Kong in today’s last four.