Date: Nov 11, 2019
By: Staff writer, with AFP, SHANGHAI
Kento Momota won his 10th title of a remarkable year as Japan’s world No. 1 defeated Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan to retain his Fuzhou China Open crown yesterday.
Home hope Chen Yufei also defended the women’s title with a gritty victory over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara.
Reigning two-time world champion Momota battled past world No. 2 Chou 21-15, 17-21, 21-18 in a repeat of last year’s final.
The 29-year-old Chou is in the unusual position of not having a coach and instead relies on his longtime physio to guide him courtside during matches. [FULL STORY]