Prague - Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri says his main goal at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Czech Open is to gain ranking points.
Quadri kicked off his challenge at the tournament on Tuesday, playing in the preliminary rounds of group 27.
He will face Spaniard Alvaro Robles and Serbian Valentin Nemedi Nad in the singles event, before pairing up with Polish partner Daniel Gorak to face off against Samuel Kaluzny and Alexander Valuch in the doubles.
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“Some of the world’s best are here and every player is ready to outsmart one another,” he told The Guardian.
“For me, I want to ensure I qualify from the preliminary round and also make it to the main draw where I am targeting upset. This will surely help my ranking, as well as improve my game, he said.”
The championships takes place in the Czech City of Olomouc and see 296 men’s and women’s players compete for a combined total of $100 00 in prize money.
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