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Kento Momota (桃田賢斗)

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by zimmerman, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. zimmerman

    zimmerman Regular Member

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    madara: Do you know who Momota trained under? Which club/coach and if he has been with the same coach since starting badminton? Is he part of Team A yet? Does he plan to play more next year?
     
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    yes, he is part of the team A now. If I'm not mistaken, he will be joining NTT East after graduated from high school next year.
     
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    Hello
    zimmerman


    >Do you know who Momota trained under?
    I mean Keita Masuda.
    Keita Masuda is Japanese national coach now.
    He said about Momota who mentality is still unskilled.


    Hi,suetyan
    Thanks for the help because my English is poor;)
    m(_ _)m
     
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    no problem. :) Yes, Keita Masuda is the MS coach for the national team.
     
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    Kento Momota is the left-handed Taufik Hidayat.

    Watch this game and you can see how his footwork and some of his shots are almost like a mirror of Taufik. Check out the rally at 31:45. The quick shuffling footwork and drop deception is straight out of Taufik's arsenal.

    And just to introduce this video, it's a game played yesterday in the Japan Badminton League against veteran Sho Sasaki. This is probably the most impressive match I've seen from him yet. No lackadaisical play here from him.

    [video=youtube_share;ieF4UAzw_aU]http://youtu.be/ieF4UAzw_aU[/video]
     
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    Great way to end it too. It seems this win meant a lot to him!
     
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    Yesterday he won the Yonex Estonian International tournament as the 3rd seed, the first tournament win of his career! He didn't lose a single game on the way to the final, but lost the first game of the final. His ranking should improve enough that he can start qualifying for SSP tournaments and directly entering GP and maybe even SS tournaments.
     
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    He's going to play in Stockholm International on friday.
    Gonna go and watch him. If he wins R1 and Hurskainen wins R1, they both will meet in R2.
     
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    Who is Hurskainen?
     
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    Swedens best men's single player.
     
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    where is a draw for that? could not find anything on tournamentsoftware...
     
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    yes, i was just confused, because i did not find the "swedish international" via the ordinary search on tournamentsoftware.com.

    do you know if there will be live videostream of swedish international?
     
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    I checked the homepage but unfortunaly I couldn't find any info about any live-streaming.
     
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    i wrote an email and to the following reply:
     
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    Kento Momota beat Finnish player Eetu Heino the other day in the Estonia Open in a three set game.Eetu plays for the Swedish team Kista BMK and I watched him play the day before yesterday against Gabriel Ulldahl, one of Sweden's best singles players.

    Momota's last encounter with Henri Hurskainen resulted in a loss in two straight games. But I think Momota has become much stronger since then. It will be interesting to see a match between them.
     
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