Japan’s Kento Momota clinched the men’s singles title at the Denmark Open on Sunday, defeating Taiwan’s Chou Tien-chen in a three-game final.
Momota, who became the first Japanese man to top the world rankings in September, beat Chou 22-20, 16-21, 21-15 in the BWF Super 750 final at Odense Sports Park in Denmark. The second-seeded Japanese shuttler persevered in the decider after winning 10 of the last 12 points.
In the women’s doubles, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beat Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto 21-19, 21-16 in an all-Japan final. The Japanese pair had finished runner-up at the event last year.
Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda were defeated by Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the men’s doubles final.
All — Kyodo News+