World number one has been out of action dari suffering eye-socket fracture in automobile crash ~ January's Malaysia Masters.
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Badminton dunia number one Momota Kento will certainly make his long-awaited return to pergerakan at this month"s All-Japan Championships top top Tokyo.
The reigning two-time world champion has not played dari January when, after ~ his win in the Malaysia Masters, the automobile taking him come Kuala Lumpur international Airport crashed into the back of a truck.
The driver was killed with two Japanese team public representative injured and also Momota thought to have just suffered lacerations come his face.
But mainly later, the left-hander struggled with dobel vision and also dizziness in mendidik and was found to have actually a broken eye socket.
In March, he revealed that he had thought about quitting but wanted to bermain on and also compete at Tokyo 2020 which was later on postponed by a year.
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Momota ~ above the comeback trail
Momota continues to be atop the dunia rankings thanks to his record-breaking 11 competition wins in 2019 and the 2020 season gift all but wiped out by the Covid pandemic.
After making his comeback on home soil, Momota rencana to head to Thailand because that the resumption that the BWF dunia Tour.
There room two Thailand Open occasions in continuous weeks complied with by the 2020 BWF dunia Tour Finals, all in Bangkok.
Speaking to media top top Thursday, Momota said, "First I have the All-Japan Championships and also I want to concentration on that, however I"m yes, really looking forward to playing against the ideal international players.
"I"m nervous but I"m yes, really looking depan to it." - Momota Kenta
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According to Thailand Badminton Association ketua Patama Leeswadtrakul, the top lima in the men"s and women"s singles dunia rankings will ambil part.
On the men"s side, the top tahun are Momota, Chou Tien-chen the Chinese Taipei, Danish pair Anders Antonsen and Viktor Axelsen, and also reigning Olympic champion Chen Long.
But Antonsen is unconvinced for bangkok as he is currently self-isolating having actually tested optimistic for Covid.
The winner the October"s Denmark open told TV2 Denmark he had been diagnosed terakhir week.
Tai Tzu-ying is currently top of the women"s rankings adhered to by China"s Chen Yufei, Japanese duo Yamaguchi Akane and Okuhara Nozomi, and home favourite Ratchanok Intanon.
Reigning dunia champion P.V. Sindhu is currently training in England and also has signalled she intention to bermain in Bangkok.
Meanwhile, Olympic champion Carolina Marin has this week pulled out of Spain"s qualifiers for the European combined Team Championships in Portugal v hamstring trouble.
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