Africa’s number one table tennis player and Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, has shown he is still one of the best in the sport after defeating newly crowned Indian national champion, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 3-0 (11-7, 11-4,11-8)
On the first day of the main draw of the WTT Contender Doha, which features top players like Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and other top seeded players, Aruna, displayed a spectacular artistry to become the only African in the men’s singles at the WTT Contender series in Doha , Qatar .
Still in the euphoria of wining the Indian national table tennis championship, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran announced his first international match on twitter after 365 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, his first international match ended in a defeat, eleven days after winning the 82nd edition of the National Table Tennis Championships at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium.
For Africa male table tennis player, it is not a good outing at the inaugural edition of World Table Tennis, except for Aruna, their efforts were not enough to get to the main draw.