Fun fact: Momota has a record of 335-78 over his career, for Axelsen it is 360 - 132. That amounts to roughly 81% career winning percentage for Momota and 73% for Axelsen. In order for Axelsen to arrive at the same percentage, he would have to win about 200 matches in a row. Without losing a single one. I reckon it's a little more than "matchup". Momota hasn't been able to compete for over a year, has had a career-threatening injury, and has contracted Covid. These things surely haven't made him better. Maybe Axelsen can now win his first match against Momota. Maybe he can now even win his first tournament without Momota being injured, suspended, or ill. There is still so much water between these two that this whole discussion seems laughable. Which isn't surprising, as it was started by Yoji.