Nigerian Tennis champion, Aruna Quadri has failed to qualify for the next stage in the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup in Liege, Belgium.
He suffered a 6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11 loss to Japan’s Jun Mizutani in the Round of 16 on Saturday.
Quadri made this known through his Twitter account shortly after his defeat.
In is words: it’s end of the road for me in the World Cup.
“Lost 4-0 to Jun in round of 16 and he is so much stronger than me.
“Thanks to all that supported me.
“We keep the hard work going and hope for better results in future. Thanks to @premierbetng for the big support,” Quadri tweeted.
The champion earlier lost his game to Korea’s Lee Sangsu.
Quadri defeated Kanak Jha of U.S. in the preliminaries on Friday to book a clash with Rio Olympics bronze medalist Mizutani in the Round of 16.
He had earlier signed a sponsorship deal with premierbetng, popularly known as “Baba Ijebu’’, an online betting platform.
The (ITTF) World Cup tournament which began on Friday will end Sunday.