Antonsen gets the swipe of verdensetter in sæsonfinalen

Anders Antonsen fought and forced Kento Momota out in three sets, before japaneren won the showdown in sæsonfinalen. Badmintonspilleren Anders Antonsen strugg

Antonsen gets the swipe of verdensetter in sæsonfinalen

Anders Antonsen fought and forced Kento Momota out in three sets, before japaneren won the showdown in sæsonfinalen.

Badmintonspilleren Anders Antonsen struggled mightily Thursday in sæsonfinalen, when he met the last Kento Momota.

the Dane won the first set 21-19, but after a splendid game fight through lost Antonsen second set 15-21, and it was also the digits in the third set in the japanerens favor.

Thus won Kento Momota fight, and Anders Antonsen has two defeats in group A, where he also lost to Jonathan Christie, but verdensranglistens number three may not yet be written out of the sæsonfinalen.

Friday meetings Anders Antonsen Tzu-Wei Wang from Taiwan, and wins Antonsen in two sets, while Momota wins in two sets against Christie, so the advancing team from the group.

Antonsen getting ahead 2-0, 3-2 and 5-4 in the first set, but then took Momota three points in a row and brought himself in front 7-5.

The animated the 22-year-old dane to an impressive streak, and Antonsen replied again with a tweak eight points in a row and put themselves in front 13-7.

It was close to the ninth point in a row, but Antonsen returned a little too passively, and the last struck and reduced to 8-13.

It was 14-9 to Antonsen, and Momota reduced by a further two points to 11-14.

It waved a little back and forth, in an almost sinister strong Momota levelled the game at 15-15.

The fifth point in a row to japaneren meant 16-15-keeping, within Antonsen was quick at the net and levelled the game at 16-16.

From 17-17 downloaded Antonsen two points in the nerve-racking set, and the dane went on to win the first set 21-19.

In the second set took Momota the lead from the start and was ahead 6-1, but Antonsen worked back and reduced to 6-8.

the Dane hung in at 13-16 and reduced further, but Momota took four points in a row and secured the second set with 21-15.

After a smash came Antonsen at 1-4 in the third set, where Momota flew away in the introduction. The dane did not, however, up and launched a wild comeback.

Antonsen was down 1-6, but came back and brought himself in front 7-6.

After six points in a row to the dane equalized Momota, but Antonsen played wisely, kept the pressure on and increased to 11-7.

Three easy points to japaneren meant voltage, but a big mistake by Momota gave a giveaways for Antonsen to 12-10, and 13-10.

Then relax the forces up, and Momota brought himself in front 16-14, and 19-15 and brought his other gruppesejr with 21-15 in the third set.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 18:00

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