Kento Momota (桃田賢斗)

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  1. huynhvinhthang

    huynhvinhthang Regular Member

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    I, on the other hand, think that they are over-practiced. At their level, it's better to have a fresh body and mind.
     
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    It is by Pedersen, remarked during Momota-Ginting match. The funny thing is he's said that Danish camp basically has had notes about him for some time now, yet Axelsen continues to lose against him.
     
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    Danish camp note is that you have to beat him through stamina. XD
     
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    I agree, I think even Gill agreed. He does not have to compare himself to those two. No need. He will prove it in due time.
    MF commented that his style of play involves wearing the hell out of his opponents, that's why his matches extend most of the time to three games (if he doesn't win two straight close games). Although KM is on balance nearly all the time (keeping his center of gravity low), we rarely see him read and get super early to an opponent's shot which is needed for 'sudden injection if pace'.
    Although it would be good if he had it on his arsenal - along with what he has now.
     
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    It's even worse than that:
    • SYQ only played on Sunday 19th and Saturday 25th for a total of 91 minutes: he's had a whole week of rest from monday to friday.
    • Momota played on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for a total of 169 minutes, nearly double that of SYQ.
    So stamina-wise, it's not even close.

    But I don't want to belittle SYQ: when Momota reached 20-11, I thought SYQ would crumble.
    Instead, he activated his B-plan and went "all out": respect!

    Both Momota and SYQ are still young and "in development": they haven't reached their peak,
    and the coming years look very interesting.

    As a Momota fan, I want him to have top competitors to keep pushing him: all is good.
     
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    Thanks to the weird bwf ranking-points system,
    Momota earned 11,518 points for his Sudirman cup's 3-1,
    breaking the 110k points barrier:
    he now has 111,118 points, which is obviously the new record for MS.

    11,518 is much more than what he got last year for his super-human efforts at the Thomas Cup,
    where he went 6-0, including against CL, CTC, VA and... Ng Ka Long.
     
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    Photograph carried in today's copy of the Shikoku News.

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    @kurako: What did he say? Poor our boy ☹
     
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    :(:(:( It's so sad!!

    If you look at message #5157 on this thread, you will note there is a part that starts with, "As we were 0-2 down,..." That is basically what he is referring to. His match was the last chance.

    Seeing PJB pat Momota on the back is touching, though.
     
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    I don't know what "shocked" me the most:
    Momota's tears on Chinese TV, or PJB's pat... but I like that!
    Kento, stay strong!
     
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    OMG ... Superman is crying :(:(:( I'm more hurt now :(:(:(

    I hope he'll be angry now and really become ruthless on court.
     
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    Do you all feel Momota is currently at a turning point to re-define his style of play?
     
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    Definite yes for me. It worked well the past year but his opponents are starting to figure him out.

    It doesn’t need to be a massive change though, but he needs to keep his opponents guessing. Either through a slightly more aggressive play, or utilising more deceptions, just to impede their reading of his game.

    I think some think with an ideal full fitness he can outlast anyone with the current playstyle. I do think it is true, but me thinks that it affords him no margin of safety in tournaments. If he unexpectedly is handed a tough draw and is pushed in earlier rounds, then he would be toast in the final stages with no plan B.
     
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    Momota need to introduce deceptive shots in his game, inject pace now and then to throw off opponents. Grinding result and waiting for opponent to make mistake is not gonna win him tournaments.
     
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    How many SS titles he has? 10 11? Its not little per se. Many players will be dreaming getting to double digit. to 20 will be tougher though.
     
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    Those title are won mostly before 2019? I am saying, more people are figuring out KM gameplay...so not so easy to win SS tournament from now on.
     
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    Well that certainly put things in perspective. The pressure on players is enormous when playing for their country especially in Japan.

    KM will come back stronger no doubts about that! Some rivalry is good for the sport, the fans and for him.
     
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    3 World Tour titles this year, he has won only 50% of tournaments he entered. This proves his decline is real, I doubt if he will ever win a competitive match again.
     
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