Momota withdrew citing a back injury at 1-1 in the opening game against India’s Sen. He sustained the injury in training earlier today.
“I am so sorry to my fans to end up like this,” said an upset Momota.
Earlier, Gemke pulled out trailing 5-1 against compatriot Axelsen in game one. Gemke was under an injury cloud heading into the match after hurting his right knee in his match against Kenta Nishimoto last week.
Under tournament regulations, Momota and Gemke’s remaining matches are walkovers. Their fixtures from today are considered a no match.
Tomorrow’s scheduled clash between Axelsen and Sen will go ahead as planned.
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