It was a disappointing out for Aruna Quadri at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open, as the Premier Lotto ambassador has been shown the exit in the competition.
Following Quadriâ€™s narrow loss to unknown Hungarian â€“ Bence Majoros in the preliminary round, the Nigerian star will be heading to Swedish Open, which holds next week in Stockholm, Sweden.
After putting the disappointing 4-2 loss to the Hungarian behind him, Quadri restored his pride with a convincing 4-1 win over Czech Republicâ€™s Michal Obeslo. But the victory could not progress him to the knockout stage of the preliminary round.
A not-too-happy Quadri said after his victory over Obeslo that: â€œI think the second match against the Obeslo was much more difficult having lost the first group match. The first match was a very difficult match because I knew nothing about Hungarian opponent while his style of play was strange with a very strong backhand. I hope I can play better in the next tournament but it happens like this in sports. I am not going to give up, I just have to continue to play and remain focus in training. The tournament is tough because the best players in the world are here and I must also commend the organization of the tournament.â€
From tomorrow November 9, the main draw of the singles will start with all eyes on the new ITTF World Cup champion, DimitrijOvtcharov and his compatriot â€“ Timo Boll.
As the last ITTF World Tour of 2017, Aruna Quadri has been seeded number 22 and the tournament serves off on November 13 with the preliminary round while the main draw will start on November 16 to 19.