Yes, I'm calling this now. Kento Momota, recently crowned Junior World Champion, will become world no. 1 in the future. Having watched his matches, I was really impressed with this player and I've only just seen him play. Why do I think he will become no. 1 in the world? Because I think he has the qualities of both Taufik Hidayat and Lin Dan. It's obvious from the way he plays that he looks up to Taufik, similar to the much-hyped Kenichi Tago. But in my opinion, while Tago is not a bad player and has a stylish game, he does not have even half the talent that Momota has (and Taufik and somewhat Lin Dan). He has the relaxed style of Taufik, but can be explosive and deceptive with his left-handedness like Lin Dan. What could prevent this? While the rise of other players in his generation is probably a huge threat, from what I saw in his games the thing that could thwart becoming one of the best is his attitude. While his style of play is something like a hybrid of Taufik/Lin Dan, it seems he also has inherited a combination of their attitudes. It seems he has that silent cockiness that Taufik exudes and the sometimes volatile attitude of Lin Dan. At times it seems he doesn't try hard enough (Taufik), at times he can't believe that his opponent won the point (Lin Dan), and even lazy (Taufik). All of this could slow his development, but I think he has the potential to be the best, it looks like he believes he could be the best, and I believe he will reach that potential. Looking forward to see how it develops.