Shi Yu Qi controversially retired at match point down against Kento Momota in the semi-final of the Thomas Cup.
In the post-match interview, he was asked by Badminton Europe, “Why did you not stand for one more point?”
Laughing throughout while answering the question, Shi Yu Qi said, “For me, it’s a personal thing. Technically I did not lose the match, it doesn’t really matter. But it’s really a personal reason.”
He also said, “Because of old injuries, I had a lot of injuries in my body, I couldn’t go on.”