Quadri Aruna’s brilliant run at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Singapore Smash has come to an end, following a 0-4 loss to Brazilian Hugo Caldenaro.
The quarter finals game played at the Infinity arena on Friday, saw the Nigerian succumb (11-7, 12-10, 11-2, 11-2) to Caldenaro.
This ends the journey at the tournament for Africa’s top player, having earlier defeated Japanese Tomokazu Harimo 3-0 in the Round of 16.
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The WTT ranked number 14th player also beat Alexis Lebrun from France 3-2 in the Round of 32 as well as Germany’s Ruwen Filus 3-2 in the Round of 64.
This outcome means no African is left in the contest, having witnessed the early exit of Egypt’s quartet of Omar Assar, Dina Meshref, Hana Goda and Marian Alhodaby. (NAN)