Japan's Kento Momota knocked out of Malaysia open

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-04 23:53:31|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Kento Momota was knocked out from the second round of Malaysia Open here on Thursday.

World No. 1 Momota was bested by the Indonesian shuttler Jonatan Christie with 22-20, 21-16. The 21-year-old Jonatan will now face former world No 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the quarterfinals.

Axelsen earlier beat China's Lu Guangzu in a fierce match coming out on top. Despite Lu's defeat, three Chinese shuttlers made it to men's singles quarterfinals.

No. 2 seed Shi Yuqi beat Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-18, 21-19. Chen Long and Lin Dan, who shared the past three Olympic gold medals, both advanced to the next round after beating their opponents.

In women's singles, China's He Bingjiao and Chen Yufei both won in straight set, wile Li Xuerui lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara.

The Chinese team continued their momentum in the doubles, with at least two pairs at the final eight in men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.