Japan's reigning world champion Kento Momota won a maiden All England Open Badminton Championships title today as Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-ying failed with her bid to win three in a row.
Momota, the top seed, clashed with Denmark's 2017 world champion Viktor Axelsen in the men's final at Arena Birmingham.
It was a showpiece game worthy of one of the sport's most prestigious tournaments with the Japanese coming through in three, 21-11, 15-21, 21-15.
Sixth-seeded Axelsen had hoped to become the first European winner of the event since his compatriot Peter Gade in 1999.
Momota is the first male Japanese winner ever, with the men's singles stretching back to 1900.
Top women's seed Tai would have become the first female player to win three consecutive crowns since China's Xie Xingfang did so between 2005 and 2007 had she been successful.
The Asian Games champion lost to third-seeded Chinese player Chen Yufei, who prevailed 21-17, 21-17.
In the men's doubles final, sixth-seeded Indonesians Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan beat unseeded Malaysians Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik, coming from behind to win 11-21, 21-14, 21-12.
The other two doubles crowns at the Badminton World Federation Super 1000 event went to China.
Fifth seeds Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan also needed to battle back before beating Japan's third seeds Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara 18-21, 22-20, 21-11.
Top seeds Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the mixed doubles crown against Japan's third seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, 21-17, 22-20.