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    Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri has defeated Ahmed Saleh in Mauritius to win the 2018 ITTF men's singles title in Mauritius.Quadri outplayed Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 to win his first African championship title which he narrowly lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2016.The Nigerian table tennis star did not drop a point from the first round until the final.An elated Quadri said he [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria qualify for 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria on Wednesday secured their place in the 2019 World Team Cup championship in Japan.The Nigerian team beat Egypt 3-1 to emerge as men's team event winner at the ITTF African Championships in Mauritius.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun fought well to record a convincing win against the Egyptians.But it was not same story for the [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men's singles final of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Nigeria's table tennis superstar defeated Frenchman Hachard Antoine after six tightly contested sets.He's the first Nigerian to win the tournament in its fifth year.The world number 18 qualified for the final after defeating Thailand’s Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 in the semi-final. [...]

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    Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has qualified for the final in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The world number 18 defeated Thailand's Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut in straight sets, 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8.Aruna will face Hachard Antoine of France who defeated Rumgay Gavin of Scotland.The Men's single final is slated for 4:30pm.All other Nigerians who started the tournament have crashed out, leaving Quadri as the only one flying the [...]

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    Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola have qualified for the second round of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Quadri, who is ranked 18 in the world, defeated Italian, Amato Antonino, in straight sets.The Nigerian did not break a sweat as he won in all four sets.Meanwhile, Toriola defeated China's Wang Xinyang in a five-set thriller.Aruna crashed out of the Nigeria Open in 2017 as [...]

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    Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri has become the first Nigerian to make the top 18 ranking of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).Quadri rose from 20 to 18 in the August 2018 ranking released by the table tennis ruling body on Sunday.The Nigerian's ascent was helped in part by his last 16 performance at the Australian Open.Quadri, who is the second African to [...]

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    ‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

Aruna Quadri has been given the nod to be part of the 20-man contingent to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in France.Quadri qualified for the tournament courtesy of his world ranking.In an invitation letter to the Nigerian, Zena Sim, head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, said: "On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to [...]

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    ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the best ranked African player in the world following the release of the July 2018 ITTF World Ranking.The ranking which was released on Monday by the world table tennis ruling body has Quadri jumping two steps up to 20 rated players in the world.The Nigerian was ranked 22 in June, but [...]

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    Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria’s quest for promotion to the championship division of the ITTF World Team Championships has come to an end.Slovakia on Friday defeated Nigeria, the only African team campaigning in the second division.Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo were beaten by the trio of Lubomir Pistej, Samuel Novota and Wang Yang.Pistej defeated Quadri 3-1 win while Novota beat Abiodun 3-2. Omotayo, [...]

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    Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria had a smooth ride to the quarter-final of the second division at the ITTF World Team Championships.The Nigerian team recorded a 3-1 win over Spain in the last 16 tie played at the Halmstad Arena, Sweden.The trio of Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun humbled Spaniards Carlos Machado, Alvaro Robles and Jesus Cantero.Nigeria will now meet Slovakia [...]

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    Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria bounced back from the loss to Slovakia by defeating Bulgaria and Australia on Wednesday in the men’s second division of ITTF World Team Championships.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo beat Bulgaria's Golovanov Stanislav, Alexandrov Teodor and Kodjabashev Denislav to qualify for the knockout stage of the championship.Toriola showed class against Stanislav with an emphatic 11-7, 11-3, [...]

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    Nigeria suffers first defeat at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria suffers first defeat at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria suffered its first defeat at the 2018 ITTF World Team Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.Having won against Turkey and Argentina, Nigeria was on the losing side on Tuesday against Slovakia.The West African side fielded the trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri, and Olajide Omotayo against Slovakia’s trio of Lubomir Pistej, Wang Yang, and Samuel Novota.It was Toriola that first tasted a 3-0 defeat [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver

Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver

Aruna Quadri on Sunday settled for a silver medal in the men's table tennis singles final at the Commonwealth Games.The African number two player was defeated by Singapore's Nina Gao.Gao won 11-7,11-8,5-11,2-11, 11-9,11-5 to claim the gold medal.Quadri had defeated India's Sharath Achanta in four straight sets 12-10, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 to get to the final.Achanta took the bronze medal [...]

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    Egypt’s Assar overcomes Aruna Quadri to win ITTF Africa Cup

Egypt’s Assar overcomes Aruna Quadri to win ITTF Africa Cup

Omar Assar, Egyptian tennis star, has defeated Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri 4-3 in the entertaining final of the 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.Assar and Quadri dazzled fans in an explosive finale on Saturday at the Kasarani Hall of Moi International Sports Centre -- but the Egyptian took the day and lifted the trophy.Another Egyptian, Dina Meshref, claimed [...]

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    Quadri cracks top 20 in ITTF world ranking

Quadri cracks top 20 in ITTF world ranking

Aruna Quadri moved up to 20th place in the January 2018 world tennis ranking released on Monday.The top Nigerian table tennis player ended 2017 at 21/Another Nigerian who made significant progress in the ranking is Olajide Omotayo who moved from 514 to 213.Egypt’s Omar Assar also moved up to a new rank of 16 in the world.The reign of China’s [...]

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    World table tennis magazine calls Quadri ‘superstar of Africa’

World table tennis magazine calls Quadri ‘superstar of Africa’

African number one table tennis player Aruna Quadri is the cover star of the world tennis magazine's January 2018 edition.Quadri's interview with the Tokyo-based magazine, entitled ‘Superstar In Africa', is the lead story.https://twitter.com/aqttennis/status/946816709360603141The 29-year-old is featured as a result of his performance in table tennis in 2017.After recording victories over top-ranked players at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points [...]

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