Eliminated Unseeded in Indonesia Open 2021 Round of 16, Kento Momota: I’m Tired, Lost Focus

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NUSA DUA – Champion of Indonesia Masters 2021 Kento Momota eliminated in the round of 16 Indonesia Open 2021. The Japanese badminton player admitted that he was tired and lost his focus so that he was defeated by the non-seed from Singapore, Loh Kean Yew.

Momota was very desperate in the first game of the match which was held at the Bali International Convention Center, Thursday (11/25/2021). He looked not in his best condition so he lost by a score of 7-21.

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Entering the second game, the world‘s number one player managed to get up. He gave fierce resistance and locked the victory with a score of 21-17.

Despite competing fiercely in the deciding game, Momota had to admit Loh’s superiority. At the last point, he immediately fell limp on the field after failing to leak the ball in front of the net. As a result, the match was closed with a score of 21-19 for Loh’s victory.

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After the match, the Sakura Country player admitted that he had been tired from the start of the match. However, he didn’t want to give up so easily in the second game.

“I am very tired. I lost focus on the game. I made the decision to keep playing because I didn’t want to lose. That’s why I put up a fight like that in the second game,” Momota said after the match, Thursday (11/25/2021).

“In the second game, I didn’t try anything new or different, I just tried to play my game. I don’t want to repeat that game again. I just want to rest now.”

With these results, Momota failed to repeat his slick achievement at the Indonesia Masters 2021 where he came out as champion. Meanwhile, Loh stepped into the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open 2021 to face Hans-Kristian Vittinghus from Denmark.


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