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Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by zimmerman, Nov 12, 2012.
He can inject pace but can he do that continually and keep error free..?
That's why he should not do it all the time. It was something he was already doing before. But right now I think he is slightly better at it.
The cross smashes he using can suddenly force the other player to play fast.
Let's hope he makes it
I don't know, but I would imagine that Momota appreciates the chance of being able to play against Antonsen. First, he will be wanting to exact revenge for that loss at the Indonesia Masters earlier this year, and second, he will want to 'earn' the Championship. Had his opponent been Wangcharoen, he may have been open to the taunt of having had an easy ride to victory.
Incidentally, in yesterday's post-match interview, as published by Badminton Spirit <Japanese>, Momota states that although he managed to keep a firm lid on Sai Praneeth's score, he was not satisfied with the loose shots that he directed into his opponent's back forehand corner. He also felt heavier in his movement, this being attributed to feeling nervous in front of a larger crowd. On top of that, Momota senses that the speed of the shuttle has picked up, which means that he needs to make adjustments to his lobs.
This being Europe, the crowd is going to be firmly behind Antonsen today. That is only natural, ... but I really hope that hollering woman, who cried out "Viktor" throughout the Final of the All England, doesn't make an appearance.
Viktoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrr OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUH. Hahaha. I don't think it'll work the same way with the name of Anders.
I think Momota will still have a considerable number of fans being No. 1.
I am confident that Momota has the skills, consistency and stamina to beat everyone. But this is hugely affected by how he approaches the match. Him being nervous or under/over estimate his opponent and so on.
If Momota want to win Olympic, he should overcome the huge pressure and today is the precious chance for him to experience that feeling
For anyone in Japan, MAINSTREAM television is going to broadcast Momota's match live! I can hardly believe it!! Live coverage starts at 9:00 pm on the Asahi Channel.
Badminton is making progress... WOW!
There are other Japanese in the finals....what about them?
That's a very reasonable question.
Live broadcast is scheduled between 21:00 to 23:05, which realistically means that only Momota's match will be covered in full. I am not sure why the women's matches, in particular, aren't seen as equally important; it could be because Momota is seen as more charismatic, and able to attract viewers.
Feel sorry for Nozomi and the women double, i personally think that the achievements from them is one of the reason that Japan badminton has came so far these day
Gender bias still exist in Japan.
I seriously don't know about today ... I hope Momota proves me wrong again.
And as far as Nozomi goes, I don't think she'll have enough in the tank after yesterday's match
In WC 2017, Nozomi has 3 three-set matchs that last over 1 hour en route to final, so i think No still has a chance
See. Ok PVS played extremely well but Okuhara was dead from the beginning. Yesterday, Intanon gave PVS the 'blueprint' to beat Okuhara.
Talking of 'blueprint' ... we are heading to another one of those. But i'm sure Momota will not let this go as one sided! Beware though.
Not satisfied with how Morten and Gilian portrayed this final. As if Antonsen was not in the match by himself.
I agree he was not in the match but that was because Momota knocked him out of the match. The man himself said he had no idea where the shuttles were coming from.
Strong Momota going on all the shuttles and not letting go. Amazing stuff. Too bad it was so short.
Not to heap more praise on Momota's already Himalayan heights of praises, but..
Suddenly a simple walking out to the court by Momota is so much more dignified and modest no thanks to how Antonsen did his entry.... with the Denmark flag already draped on his shoulder (when you haven't won) and his kit already in the kit box... the hell was that?
Though that said I'm happy(ier) Momota won without all that shenanigans, even though he helped create a new "no sponsor kit on podium" rule last year LOL
Yep, what an embarrassment. That is a risky thing to do unless you are 100% certain of a win. Or was he fishing for additional support from the crowd? Whatever, it all backfired in the most sublime way.
Momota's press conference after the match.
I can't post the image. Don't know why. OTOH, Momota met Martina Hingis after the match, former Tennis queen.