By: Lung Po-an and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton ace Chou Tien-chen (周天成)
again fell short of his fourth title of the year when he lost to Kento Momota of Japan on Sunday and had to settle for a silver medal in the men’s singles at the Fuzhou China Open.
World No. 3 Chou battled for 66 minutes against Momota in their sixth face-off of the season, but eventually lost 13-21, 21-11, 16-21 to the World No. 1 men’s singles player.
In a closely fought match, the two players were tied at 6-6 at one point in the final game but Momota managed to prevail with a score of 20-15 to pick up his seventh title of the year.
The Fuzhou China Open, which has a purse of US$700,000, is a BWF World Tour Grade 2 Level 3 tournament. [FULL STORY]