The accumulation of fatigue from playing back to back tournaments for two months have taken a toll on a lot of players including men’s singles world no. 1 Kento Momota.

Momota was tested to the limit physically in his second-round match against Loh Kean Yew yesterday at the Indonesia Open. He lost to the Singaporean after battling for 1 hour 9 minutes on the court.

After the match, Momota said, “I’m very tired. I lost my focus in the match. I made the decision to carry on playing because I didn’t want to lose. That’s why I put up such a fight in the second game.

“In the second game, I wasn’t trying anything new or different, I was just trying to play my game. I don’t want to redo the match again. I just want to rest now.”

Momota has qualified for the year ending BWF World Tour Finals which starts next week in Bali after the Indonesia Open.

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