Kento Momota of Japan returns the shuttlecock during the men's singles quarterfinal against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia at the Indonesia Masters 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan 25, 2019. Kento Momota won 2-0. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B.)
JAKARTA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Japanese top seed Kento Momota beat Indonesian defending champion Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-9, 21-10 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Indonesian Masters on Friday.
The reigning world champion was not put to the test by Ginting throughout the match and claimed the easy victory in 38 minutes at the Istora Senayan sport stadium.
With the result, Momota marched into semifinals scheduled for Saturday, awaiting for the winner between Chinese Olympic champion Chen Long and Denmark's former world number one Viktor Axelsen.
A total of 20 countries and regions are vying in the 2019 Indonesian Masters, which commenced on January 22 and will end on January 27, for a total of 350,000 U.S. dollar prize pot.