Egypt’s Omar Assar now occupies 11th position in the ITTF World Tour men’s standing after winning the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour, Lagos Open title on Sunday.
The Egyptian defeated Aruna Quadri in the final to clinch his second title in Lagos. He has now amassed 125 points from the two World Tours he has attended this year to top Quadri, who also made the list of top 20 players in the singles standings.
In the list of eligible players for the end-of-the-year World Tour Finals, Assar is the highest listed African player. He’s in the same position, though, with Austria’s Robert Gardos.
With three World Tours under his belt this year, Quadri is 17th with 75 points level with Korea’s Cho Eonrae, Jeong Samgeun and Kim Minseok, as well as Poland’s Daniel Gorak and Hong Kong’s Tang Peng.
Belarus’ Vladimir Samsonov continues to lead with 525 points closely followed by China’s Ma Long, who has 500 points.
Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan is in third place with 300 points; a position he shares with Portugal’s Marcos Freitas, Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and China’s Xu Xin.
The women’s singles champion at the Lagos Open, Portugal’s Shao Jieni, is no.16 with 100 points in the women’s singles standings. She shares the position with Korea’s Jeon Jihee, Hong Kong’s Lee Ho Ching, Japan’s Misako Wakamiya, Germany’s Wu Jiaduo and Chinese duo of Chen Meng and Wu Yang.
Lagos Open’s runners-up, Egypt’s Dina Meshref is now at no.31 on the standings (50 points), a position she shares with the Chinese Taipei’s Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng I-Ching as well as with Turkey’s Hu Melek, Monaco’s Yang Xiaoxin and Singapore’s Yu Mengyu.
Quadri partnership with Kazeem Makanjuola made it to the top 10 of the men’s doubles in the standing following their triumph at the Lagos Open on Sunday.
They are listed at no.9 on the men’s doubles standings with 100 points. Portugal’s Marcos Freitas and Croatia’s Andrej Gacina (550 points) top the standing.