Kento Momota (桃田賢斗)

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  1. Cunning Linguist

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    Very heavy strapping on the left calf. :eek:

     
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    11月30日 SF | WS | 桃田賢斗 vs. 坂井一将 | 第73回全日本総合バドミントン選手権大会

    Well... after a year and a bit of dominating MS on the global stage, I guess starting to dominate a new discipline, beginning from domestic WS, is another way to create more legacy.... *shrugs*
     
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    he should be ok. the competition is not as intense as a BWF tour. :D
     
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    :D:D:D

    He is aiming for total domination now. Can't wait to see him against minions :D:D:D
     
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    One of his near targets has been accomplished to top podium in All Japan Champs, still one more awaiting, BWF World Tour Finals. Momota has big chance to nail BWF Male Player of The Year with such commandable achievement along 2019 with the big highlights : All England & World Championships.

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    There is no hope for the best men's single to fight to the best men's double.

    Lin Dan + Lee Chong Wei cannot beat the best men's double in the past few years.
     
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    The MS Final of the All Japan Championships 2019: Momota v Nishimoto

     
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    Owner should grant access. :(:(:(

    Is it the full match?
     
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    It was a smash.net.tv, full match video. Unfortunately, it was taken down. :( You would have loved to see how well Momota moved. It really is a shame!!
     
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    Double post, oops.
     
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    Another link here:
     
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  12. kurako

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    No need to worry about that anymore.

    Momota has signed a contract with UDN Sports, a foundation that manages top athletes' physical and social needs. He now has a personal trainer who travels abroad with him and takes care of any aches and pains; and the organisation also ensures that he has access to the community for a bit of PR.

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    Physical Conditioning
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    PR - Visit to a local elementary school yesterday.
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    What a fun game!
     
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    “I cannot stick to my current style, for my opponents will start reading me, so I have to work on other areas,” - Momota-san

    Regular posters on this forum will probably remember my predicting this time last year that this is what Momota-san needed to have to do in order to stay ahead of his nearest challengers for the world number one spot.

    Adaptation to each opponent's playing style and the resulting successful increase in the diversity of his tactical strategies has ensured Momota-san's continual evolution towards attaining his maximum potential and this steady progression must be truly frightening for his opponents to behold whilst being completely unable to do anything to deflect him from his goal.
     
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    Momota will be heading to Akita prefecture on December 7 for the S/J League match against Unisys. This is an important match for NTT-East, in that it determines who will take 1st place in the "J Block" of the League. If NTT-East were to lose, then they would meet Champions Tonami at the semi-final stage of the Top Four Tournament, ... which would preferably be avoided.

    The order of play will not be announced until the day, but whilst Momota will no doubt take the match against Watanabe Koki (I can't see Igarashi being fielded), the problem lies in Unisys's stronger doubles.

    Last year, NTT-East's 1st MD pair, Koga/Saito were pitched against Unisys's 2nd MD, Inoue/Kaneko, and went on to win the match, ... and thus the tie. I wonder what will happen this year.

    After this, on December 9, Momota and the other World Tour Finalists will depart for Guangzhou.

    Briefly looking through the list of those participating in Guangzhou, I noted that, rather oddly (?), NTT-East's Baba Yusei was listed as the (sole) sparring partner. Considering that he has been unable to contribute to the corporate team in terms of results in his two-year tenure, could this trip be a "thank you and good-bye gift"?
     
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    Not much of a surprise here, but deserving of a mention on this thread is that Momota Kento has been nominated for the 2019 BWF Male Player of the Year Award!!
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    The list of nominees is as follows, but I really can't see any competition here:
    • Kento Momota (Men’s Singles, Japan)
      • Highlight: Winner – TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019; 10 titles overall
    • Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Men’s Doubles, Indonesia)
      • Highlight: Eight titles on HSBC BWF World Tour 2019
    • Zheng Si Wei (Mixed Doubles, China)
      • Highlight: Winner – TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018; six titles overall
    • Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (Men’s Doubles, Indonesia)
      • Highlight: Winner – TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019; three titles and 10 finals overall
     
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    He's definitely the hot favourite to nail the award, 2019 is Momota fruitful year ;)
     
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    The MS draw at WT final is out!!
     

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    Momota will be happy with this! It couldn't be better!! :):)
     
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    What's his new style?
     

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