Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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 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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    I can be champion of Nigeria Open, says Qatar’s Li Ping

I can be champion of Nigeria Open, says Qatar’s Li Ping

In 2009, Li Ping represented his birth country China and his partnership with compatriot Cao Zhen claimed the mixed doubles title at the World Championships in Japan.Since switching nationality, Li Ping has won some ITTF tours and ahead of the Nigeria Open in Lagos, he's bullish about his chances of emerging the champion.Ping said he's anticipating exciting displays and fireworks [...]

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    Twice a runner-up at Nigeria Open, Dina Meshref hopes to be third time lucky

Twice a runner-up at Nigeria Open, Dina Meshref hopes to be third time lucky

For two editions of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open, Dina Meshref has been a runner-up but she's hoping the third time will be a charm.The 2017 ITTF Africa Cup champion says she determined to avert the "misfortune" of finishing second, two years in a row.Meshref will face stiff opposition in Lagos as this year's tournament has amazing talents on offer, including [...]

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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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    Quadri’s ‘mighty’ presence will make it hard to retain Nigeria Open title, says Olah

Quadri’s ‘mighty’ presence will make it hard to retain Nigeria Open title, says Olah

Benedek Olah says the "presence of mighty Aruna Quadri" would make it difficult for him to retain the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open he won last year.The Finnish player says the quality of players confirmed for the tournament and an elbow injury he's nursing may affect his chances."I must say that it is not going to be easy to retain the [...]

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    I’m coming to reclaim my title at Nigeria Open, says Omar Assar

I’m coming to reclaim my title at Nigeria Open, says Omar Assar

Omar Assar says he's determined to reclaim his title at the 2017 edition of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The Egyptian says he was unable to make the tournament last year as a result of his club's fight for survival in the French league."I cannot wait to return to Lagos this year because last year, it was a bit tight for me [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation.A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one.Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Roger Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer has won a record eighth Wimbledon singles title.The Swiss on Sunday accomplished the feat in straight sets against Marin Cilic, who appeared to be hampered by injury.Federer defeated Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.The Swiss dominated the early stages of the final, winning the first set 6-3.He made it 2-0 shortly afterward, winning the second set 6-1.The 35-year-old has become the [...]

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    Muguruza shocks Venus Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Muguruza shocks Venus Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Garbine Muguruza has defeated Venus Williams to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.Muguruza who featured in her second final in three years - having lost in 2015 to Serena Williams - beat Venus in two straight sets of 5-7, 6-0.The victory is the 23-year-old's second Grand Slam title after winning the French Open last year.She's the first to beat [...]

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    Quadri begins quest for success at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Quadri begins quest for success at Ultimate Table Tennis League

African champion, Aruna Quadri, will on Thursday begin his quest for success at the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League in Chennai.A total of 48 top table tennis players will participate in the tournament.Quadri will be leading Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas against DHFL Maharashtra United led by the world no. 8, Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting.They will be joined by women’s no. 22, Austria’s [...]

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    ‘Quadri needs world class coach to excel at ITTF championships’

‘Quadri needs world class coach to excel at ITTF championships’

Olabanji Oladapo, vice president of African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), says African champion Aruna Quadri needs a quality coach to excel at this year’s ITTF World Cup.Oladapo, who was in Agadir, Morocco, when Quadri beat Assar 4-3 in the men’s singles final, said the lack of "world class tutors" is the bane of table tennis development in Nigeria."It is known fact [...]

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    Dalung praises ‘class act’ Quadri, assures him of World Cup support

Dalung praises ‘class act’ Quadri, assures him of World Cup support

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, has described Aruna Quadri as a class act in the wake of his victory over Egypt's Omar Assar.Quadri on Monday recorded a hard fought 4-3 victory over Assar, his continental rival, in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup.The win earned Nigeria's number one table tennis player a ticket as Africa’s male [...]

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    Quadri overcomes Omar Assar to qualify for ITTF World Cup

Quadri overcomes Omar Assar to qualify for ITTF World Cup

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri overcame his longtime rival, Egypt’s Omar Assar, in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup to qualify for the World Cup in France.Having conquered Mohamed El-Beiali 4-0 in the semifinal, Quadri showed class to beat Assar 4-3 in the men’s singles final.Quadri who played without a coach was formidable throughout the encounter even when Assar was [...]

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