Indonesia Masters Live: World No 1 Kento Momota cruises to semifinals with easy win over Rasmus Gemke

Indonesia Masters Live: World No 1 Kento Momota cruises to semifinals with easy win over Rasmus Gemke
Indonesia Masters Live: World No 1 Kento Momota cruises to semifinals with easy win over Rasmus Gemke

Indonesia Masters Live: Kento Momota cruises to semifinals- Badminton world number one Kento Momota easily secured his ticket to the Indonesia Masters semifinals after a decisive win over Rasmus Gemke on Friday.

Japan’s Momota beat the Dane 21-15, 21-5 in 43 minutes on the resort island of Bali.

Indonesia Masters Live: Momota is now hot favourite to win the men’s singles title after Olympic gold medallist Viktor Axelsen was knocked out in the round of 16 on Thursday by India’s HS Prannoy.

Indonesia Masters Live: World No 1 Kento Momota cruises to semifinals with easy win over Rasmus Gemke

“Today’s game did not exhaust me because I had anticipated my opponent’s game,” said Momota, who meets Chou Tien-chen in Saturday’s semi-finals. The Taiwanese beat Hong Kong’s Angus Ng Ka-long.

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“I know Chou plays a fast pressing game. However, I will not be pressured from the start of the match,” added Momota.

Indonesia Masters Live: World No 1 Kento Momota cruises to semifinals with easy win over Rasmus Gemke

The Indonesia Masters is taking place without fans and in a bubble because of the coronavirus.

It is the first of three back-to-back tournaments taking place in Bali, culminating in the season-ending World Tour Finals.

Tour badminton has been badly hit by the pandemic, with these the first tournaments in Asia for 10 months.

Indonesia Masters Live: World No 1 Kento Momota cruises to semifinals with easy win over Rasmus Gemke

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