Aruna Quadri bites the dust against Fan at WTT Finals

Nigeria’s top ranked table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, has bowed out of the World Table Tennis Men’s finals in Doha after a 0-3 (6-11 9-11 4-11) loss to world number one, Zhendong Fan.

The quarterfinal game at the Lusail Sports Arena on Thursday saw the Chinese dominate the match from the start to finish.

Ranked world number 16, Quadri came close in the second set but Fan displayed sheer class and claimed victory.

Aruna Quadri had earlier defeated world number five, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano 3-2 in the Round of 16 before facing Fan in the quarterfinals.

Top seed Fan will now face his compatriot Lin Gaoyuan, world number seven in the semi-finals on Friday.

The tournament, which is scheduled to climax on Friday has a prize money of 340,000 US dollars.

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