Japan’s Kento Momota fell to No. 2 within the newest Badminton World Federation males’s singles rankings launched on Tuesday, leaving the highest spot for the primary time in additional than three years.

Denmark’s Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Viktor Axelsen rose to No. 1 after successful the Indonesia Open on Sunday. He misplaced the highest rank to Momota in 2018.

High seed Momota crashed out of the event in Bali after a 16-round loss to Loh Eager Yew of Singapore.

Momota, 27, grew to become the primary Japanese man to achieve No. 1 in singles or doubles in September 2018. His 121 weeks on the high included a report 11 worldwide titles in 2019.

After being significantly injured in a automobile accident in January 2020, Momoto noticed his return to the world stage delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. He was a robust contender for gold on the Tokyo Video games, however crashed out of the group stage in a significant upset.

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