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Kento Momota of Japan hits a return against Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan during their men's singles semi-final match at the BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Guangzhou in China's southern Guangdong province on December 14, 2019.-AFP

SHANGHAI: Kento Momota will play Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in Sunday's final of the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals as the Japanese closes on an 11th title of 2019.

World number one Momota has reigned over badminton this year and defeated Taiwan's Wang Tzu-wei 21-17, 21-12 in their semi-final on Saturday in Guangzhou.

He is enjoying a spectacular season, with the World Championships, Asia Championships and prestigious All England Open among his haul of tournament victories.

Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan hits a return against Kento Momota of Japan during their men's singles semi-final match at the BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Guangzhou in China's southern Guangdong province on December 14, 2019.-AFP

Momota will be hot favourite in southern China against Ginting having defeated the Indonesian 10 times in their 14 meetings.

The world number eight Ginting sealed his place in the championship match with a 21-15, 21-15 victory over China's reigning Olympic champion Chen Long.

In the women's final, China's world number two Chen Yufei faces Taiwan's top-ranked Tai Tzu-ying.

Chen defeated Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 21-9 in their semi-final while Tai beat another Japanese, Nozomi Okuhara, 21-15, 21-18. -- AFP

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