Aruna Quadri’s opening at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open ended on a disappointing note.
His loss to Hungarian Bence Majoros in the preliminary round ended stay in the competition.
After putting the disappointing 4-2 loss to the Hungarian behind him, Quadri restored his pride with a convincing 4-1 win over Czech Republic’s Michal Obeslo.
But the victory could not progress him to the knockout stage of the preliminary round.
“I think the second match against the Obeslo was much more difficult having lost the first group match,” he said.
“The first match was a very difficult match because I knew nothing about Hungarian opponent while his style of play was strange with a very strong backhand.
“I hope I can play better in the next tournament but it happens like this in sports.
“I am not going to give up, I just have to continue to play and remain focus in training.
“The tournament is tough because the best players in the world are here and I must also commend the organization of the tournament.”
The main draw of the singles will start with all eyes on the new ITTF World Cup champion on Thursday, November 9 with Dimitrij Ovtcharovand and compatriot – Timo Boll.