World men's No. 1 Kento Momota of Japan won his second career Badminton World Tour Finals championship on Sunday.
Momota, who last won the tour final four years ago, came from behind to defeat Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 17-21, 21-17, 21-14. It was Momota's 11th title this season, although he needed to dig deep in the second game.
"I could have given up hope there, but after thinking of all the people who have supported me, I wasn't going to lay down," Momota said.
In women's doubles, the world's top-ranked pair, China's Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan, defeated Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara of Japan. Matsumoto and Nagahara, the two-time defending world champions, lost their bid for a first title in this event 21-14, 21-10.
A Japanese pair also lost the men's doubles final, with Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe losing to Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. The world's second-ranked pair, Ahsan and Setiawan, won 24-22, 21-19. Japan has yet to win a men's doubles title at the finals.