Kento Momota
Japan’s biggest hopes rest on the 20-year-old Kento Momota. The 2012 World Junior Champion is a bundle of energy and can be highly unpredictable. Touted as the next Lin Dan because of their similar styles of play, Momota has improved by leaps and bounds. Starting the year at 13, he has risen to career best of World No.4 with the Indonesian Open in his kitty. The youngest Super Series champion has the momentum and the confidence to go all the way. And as the World Championships have often shown us, the best is brought out on its daunting stage.


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