BWF World Tour Finals: Momota caps stellar 2019 with 11th title

Kento Momota beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in the final to lift the BWF World Tour Finals men's singles title on Sunday.

Kento Momota has lost the second game but beat Ginting 21-14 in the final game to clinch the title.   -  AFP

World number one Kento Momota fought back from a game down to win his 11th badminton title of the year Sunday with victory at the BWF World Tour Finals.

The Japanese had lifted 10 titles in a remarkable 2019 while opponent Anthony Sinisuka Ginting had won none prior to their final in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

The eighth-ranked Indonesian pushed the hot favourite all the way before Momota prevailed 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in 87 high-quality minutes at the season-ending showpiece.

The 23-year-old Ginting has now tasted defeat in all five of his finals this year.

Momota was 12-5 down in the deciding third game and facing a shock defeat. But the 25-year-old, the reigning two-time world champion, surged back.

Ginting was trailing 17-14 when he called the doctor on court for treatment on his right foot. The fading Indonesian continued, but Momota rammed home his advantage to seal a stellar season in style.

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