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    Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to the end of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday.Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best-ranked player.The 21st position is a new personal record for the Nigerian.Owing to his victories at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve [...]

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    Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri has defeated Portugal's Marcos Freitas to qualify for the quarter-final of the 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open.Quadri beat the no. 12 seed in four straight sets.The Nigerian had on Thursday defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Chin Ting, the no.5 seed."I just managed to catch the ball with my racket; I thought the ball had bounced on my side [...]

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    Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

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 [...]

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    Quadri: I never rely on past glory, I develop new skills to remain at the top

Quadri: I never rely on past glory, I develop new skills to remain at the top

Aruna Quadri, a leading table tennis player in Africa, has expressed his determination to get better for every tournament as he prepares for his next challenge.The player says he never rests on his laurels.Quadri says he hopes to succeed at the German Open which will take place from November 7 to November 12."When I attend a competition, once it ends, [...]

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    Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Aruna Quadri has entered into a three-year endorsement deal worth $75,000 with sports betting firm, Premier Lotto.The deal gives Premier Lotto "the right to use Quadri’s name, likeness, voice, signature and biographical details as well photographs and other materials in promotional, sponsorship, advertising or marketing material relating" to its products.Quadri is also expected to attend and participate in Premier Lotto’s [...]

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    Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

He came, fought but could not make it past the quarterfinal.Nigeria's Aruna Quadri on Saturday crashed out of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium.Having worked his way into the main draw (round of 16) of the tournament, Quadri’s dream of repeating the 2014 quarter-final feat was extinguished by Japan’s Jun Mizutani.Quadri fell 4-0 (6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11) to the [...]

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    2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding from October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium.Joola, a sports manufacturing firm, secured the services of the former Germany coach for the Nigerian.Adomeit was part of the Nigeria’s technical crew to the 2015 African Games, where Nigeria humbled Egypt to win the men’s team event of [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins Polish Open

Aruna Quadri wins Polish Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men’s singles event of the ITTF Challenge Polish Open.The Nigerian defeated Japan’s Kaii Yoshida after six sets (11-7, 11-13 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 14-12) to become the first African to win an ITTF title outside the continent.The match against the Japanese lived up to expectation as both players tested each other strength-for-strength and skill-for-skill but it [...]

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    Aruna Quadri tops seeding list for Polish Open

Aruna Quadri tops seeding list for Polish Open

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has been seeded number one in the 32-man seeding list released for the ITTF Challenge ‘Polish Open’.The tournament serves off on Thursday, October 6 in Warsaw, Poland.Quadri who lifted the Portuguese Super Cup with Sporting at the weekend is joined on the seeding list by his club side teammate, Joao Monteiro.Hong Kong's Ho Kwan Kit and Jiang [...]

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    My dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming a reality, says Quadri

My dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming a reality, says Quadri

Aruna Quadri, Nigerian Table Tennis star, has expressed delight over the opportunity to participate in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) champions league.Quadri is the first Nigerian to come this far. He has continued to put his country and the continent in the spotlight."I am really so happy that my dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming [...]

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    I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

Africa’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, says he's in need of a coach to prosecute the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding in Liege, Belgium.Quadri, who was the first African to qualify for the quarterfinal of the Olympic Games, says he lacks the sponsorship to hire a coach."I am actually getting used to playing without a coach because I have [...]

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    Egypt’s Omar Assar wins third Nigeria Open title

Egypt’s Omar Assar wins third Nigeria Open title

Egyptian Omar Assar has defeated India's Sarthak Ghandi to win his third ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Assar on Sunday won the men's singles event in four straight sets.The Egyptian, who had said he was coming to reclaim his title in Nigeria, was presented the trophy by Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode.In the single's women final, an Egyptian representative also took the day.Africa's [...]

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    Nigeria Open: Quadri, Assar team up to beat Nigerian duo in doubles event

Nigeria Open: Quadri, Assar team up to beat Nigerian duo in doubles event

Africa's top table tennis player Aruna Quadri and Egyptian Omar Assar have defeated Nigerian duo Abiodun Bode and Ajetumobi Seun in the doubles event of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Quadri and Assar on Friday won the men's doubles game by three sets to one.Although Abiodun and Ajetumobi started the game on the front foot by winning the first set, Quadri [...]

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    Nigeria Open: Aruna Quadri is top seed, Oshonaike seeded sixth

Nigeria Open: Aruna Quadri is top seed, Oshonaike seeded sixth

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has been seeded No.1 in the 2017 Seamaster ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open which begins on Wednesday at the Teslim Balogun, Stadium in Lagos.Aruna, who is currently ranked 29 in the world, will be in action at the five days competition.Fellow compatriots Bode Abiodun and Ojo Onaolapo are seeded eight and ninth respectively in the men’s event.The winner [...]

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    Nigeria Open: I’m in good form… my target is to win, says Olajide Omotayo

Nigeria Open: I’m in good form… my target is to win, says Olajide Omotayo

With regular training in Lagos in the last two months, coupled with help from Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo says his game has improved ahead of the ITTF Nigeria Open.The Italy-based star says he's confident of his chances ahead of the tournament holding in Lagos.Omotayo said: "I am in good form at present because I have been training very well after the [...]

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    Nigeria Open: Quadri paired with Egypt’s Assar for doubles event

Nigeria Open: Quadri paired with Egypt’s Assar for doubles event

Nigeria's Aruna Quadri has been paired with Egypt's Omar Assar for the doubles events of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Aruna and Assar are the sixth seed on the list.India’s duo of Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Shetty Sanil are number one while France’s Antoine Hachard and Gregoire Jean are second.The third seed are Sarthak Gandhi and Italy’s Carlo Rossi while singles defending [...]

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