Kento Momota was in big trouble, but won anyway dramatically sæsonfinale over Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.
The japanese badmintonstjerne Kento Momota ending 2019, with another title.
Sunday was otherwise he in big trouble, but managed, nevertheless, for Momota to win the finals at the World Tour Finals as he beat indoneseren Anthony Sinisuka Ginting after a battle of almost an hour and a half.
Sejrscifrene sounded 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in Momotas favor, even though the last among other things, was behind by seven points in the decisive third set.
Momota has been the player, the other herresinglespillere have had to beat if they have dreamed of winning something in 2019.
With Sunday's victory in the sæsonfinalen have japaneren won nine tournaments on the World Tour in 2019, where he also has been an asian champion and world champion.
along the Way in Sunday's finale was the last title several times close to slip the last of the letter.
Ginting was not afraid to play with Momota and tried to take the initiative in the fight. The recipe seemed, but Ginting was missing the last cynicism.
Indoneseren was in front for most of the first set, before Momota fought back and came up at 17-17. Ago regained Ginting momentum and won the set last four duels.
Best as Momota was under pressure, he showed, however, the class that has won him titles in a row in the course of this year, when he fought back and won the set.
the Fight was starting to become long, which would normally be almost indestructible japaners advantage. Nevertheless ended up Momota in big trouble in the third set.
Ginting won eight duels in a row and went from 4-5 to 12-5, which looked like the decision. Once again, Momota, however, to heave itself up, so there was full contact again at 12-12.
Since the race japaneren from his indonesian opponent and finally prevailed, as he has done so often before.
Thus, the Danish Anders Antonsen the only player to beat Kento Momota in a World Tour-final in 2019. It made the dane in the Indonesia Masters.
The two also met in the sæsonfinalens initial group stage. Here won Momota 2-1 in sets of Antonsen.
Neither Anders Antonsen or Viktor Axelsen went on from sæsonfinalens initial group stage. Denmark has not been represented in other categories than the men's singles at the sæsonfinalen, which was played in the chinese Guangzhou.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 15 December 2019, 08:00