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Quadri attracts NTTF praise

02 September 2014, 14:54

Lagos - The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation has praised star player Aruna Quadri for his excellent performance at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Czech Open over the weekend.

Quadri, the African champion, reached the quarter-finals of the event against all odds and despite starting in the preliminary rounds of the event.

Wahid Oshodi, NTTF president, told the Guardian the Quadri has the potential to go even further.

“We are thrilled with the performance of Quadri in the Czech Republic and for us it has gone beyond our expectations because we had thought that he will make it to the top 100 by end of the year,” he said. 

Also read: Aruna Quadri stays focused 

“But with his performance, he will surely move above this and for us, this is commendable and we hope to get more sponsors so that he can attend the Belgian and Swedish Opens before the end of the year.

“He will also feature in the Men’s World Cup and African Championships and we are hopeful with all these he will make it to the top in the world.”

Quadri qualified for the main tournament after two victories in the prelims, and was drawn to face Russia’s Alexander Shibaev in the round of 64. He saw his way past the world number 38 with a 4-3 win.

He faced Alexey Liventsov, another Russian, in the round 32 and again won 4-3 to qualify for the last 16.

Quadri pulled off yet another upset, beating world number 24 Tiago Apolonia, from Portugal, to reach the quarters. His run of wins was eventually ended by Germany’s Patrick Baum who beat him 4-1.

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