I thought that Riku Hatano's comment from Badminton Spirit on his 2nd round match against Momota is interesting so I translated it below. Taking everything into account, the opponent wins in all areas such as stamina and skill. Thinking of how I can fight given such situation, I thought that I would have to challenge by raising my speed to the max else the match would end without my being able to draw anything out of Momota-senshu. From the beginning, I tried my best using my max speed; however, halfway through, my feet came to a stop. I was whittled down by Momota-senshu's stamina, footwork, and everything. Size wise, I am bigger, but I felt that Momota-senshu's court was narrow and mine was wide...it felt something like that. It sounded like he has great respect for Momota so I felt obliged to attached 'senshu' to Momota's name . As for today's match, Momota's post match comment from Badminton Spirit regarding the first game is something along the line of feeling nervous, allowing the opponent to take the initiative from the beginning, becoming more anxious from being pushed and getting himself into a tough situation. Another comment that stood out is that from a previous encounter, he felt that the opponent has sharp shots so he was too careful in returning the shots and didn't apply pressure on the opponent. He has been nervous since round 1 and commented that he'll probably be nervous until the end. I really hope that he'll regain his confidence by the end of the tournament and be 100% ready for Thailand! More upsets today. PJB is going to have a lot to think about!