World numberi one has been out of action since suffering eye-socket fracture in vehicle crash after ~ January's Malaysia Masters.

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Badminton dunia number one Momota Kento will certainly make his long-awaited return to merencanakan at this month"s All-Japan Championships ~ above Tokyo.

The reigning two-time dunia champion has actually not played since January when, after his win in the Malaysia Masters, the automobile taking him to Kuala Lumpur international Airport crashed into the back of a truck.

The driver was eliminated with 2 Japanese team officials injured and also Momota thought to have just suffered lacerations come his face.

But main later, the left-hander struggled with dual vision and also dizziness in training and was uncovered to have a broken eye socket.

In March, the revealed the he had thought about quitting yet wanted to bermain on and compete at Tokyo 2020 which was later postponed by a year.

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Momota ~ above the comeback trail

Momota remains atop the dunia rankings thanks to his record-breaking 11 tournament wins in 2019 and also the 2020 season being all but wiped the end by the Covid pandemic.

After membuat his comeback on house soil, Momota rencana to head to Thailand because that the resumption the the BWF world Tour.

There room two Thailand Open events in consecutive weeks complied with by the 2020 BWF dunia Tour Finals, all in Bangkok.

Speaking come media on Thursday, Momota said, "First I have actually the All-Japan Championships and I desire to concentrate on that, however I"m really looking forward to bermain against the ideal international players.

"I"m nervous but I"m yes, really looking depan to it." - Momota Kenta

Momota Kento can't wait come be in ~ Tokyo 2020... Also as a pemirsa

According come Thailand Badminton Association ketua Patama Leeswadtrakul, the top tahun in the men"s and women"s singles dunia rankings will untuk mengambil part.

On the men"s side, the top tahun are Momota, Chou Tien-chen that Chinese Taipei, Danish pair Anders Antonsen and Viktor Axelsen, and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long.

But Antonsen is cynical for bangkok as the is currently self-isolating having tested positive for Covid.

The winner the October"s Denmark open up told TV2 Denmark he had been diagnosed terakhir week.

Tai Tzu-ying is right now top that the women"s rankings complied with 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 has signalled she intention to bermain in Bangkok.

Meanwhile, Olympic champion Carolina Marin has this main pulled the end of Spain"s qualifiers for the European combined Team Championships in Portugal v hamstring trouble.

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