Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    ‘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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    Nigeria’s Oshodi is first African to head ITTF nomination committee

Nigeria’s Oshodi is first African to head ITTF nomination committee

Waheed Oshodi is the new head of the nomination committee of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).He is the first Nigeria and African to be appointed to the position.Oshodi is a former president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and is the brain behind Africa’s elite table tennis tournament, ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Raul Calin, secretary general of ITTF, on Sunday named Oshodi [...]

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    Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

The 2018 ITTF Nigeria Open will be live-streamed on Twitter.This was made known after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Twitter reached a deal to live-stream ITTF’s 2018 Challenge Series events.The deal was cemented on Wednesday, April 18 after a successful live-stream of the Slovenia Open which attracted over 200,000 viewers on Twitter.The ITTF Nigeria Open will take place [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Nigeria's male table tennis players started their campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia on a good note. The Nigerian players in Group 4 defeated Malaysia and Belize in their opening matches.Olajide Omotayo beat Malaysia's Chee Feng 13-11, 15-13, 11-7 to emerge winner of the three sets game.It was his second match of the day, having earlier defeated Belize's Rohit Pagarani [...]

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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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    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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    Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, a 12-year-old budding tennis star, showed class to win two gold medals at the ITTF Junior Open in Egypt.The Ondo state-born player was one of the standout players of the five-day tournament.Mati, who was awarded the most improved player at the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open, defeated Egyptian and Tunisian opponents to emerge as champion in both the Cadet [...]

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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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    Nigeria Open: I’m indebted to Lagos fans, says Omar Assar

Nigeria Open: I’m indebted to Lagos fans, says Omar Assar

Omar Assar says the fans played a crucial role in his triumph at the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in Lagos.The Egyptian made history as the first player to win the men’s singles title thrice. He is also unbeaten in all his participation in the tournament.To claim the title, Assar beat India’s Sarthak Gandhi in the final 4-0 (11-6, 13-11, 11-6, [...]

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    Nigeria Open: We’ll stop foreign players from winning all the medals, says Akpan

Nigeria Open: We’ll stop foreign players from winning all the medals, says Akpan

Cecilia Akpan, who won the women’s singles event when the ITTF Nigeria Open was test-run as Lagos Classics in 2013, says Nigerian players are determined to prove their mettle during this year's event Akpan says although the tournament has attracted some of the world's best players, Nigerians are ready to compete with them for the medals."For me this is another chance for us [...]

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