Quadri records first African tennis win

Posted by Grand News | 10 September 2018 | 1,322 times

Quadri returning a serve.

Africa’s tennis star, Aruna Quadri on Sunday inscribed his name on the winning slate of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) African Championships, for the first time.

Quadri won the Men’s Singles title at the 2018 ITTF African Championships in Mauritius, after beating Egypt’s veteran and three time champion Ali Saleh .

He defeated Saleh (11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-1).

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the victory came one month after he won the 2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos.

In Agadir two years ago, Aruna was the runner up.

Aruna in the semi-final in Mauritius had beaten compatriot Olajide Omotayo (11-9, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3), while Ahmed Ali Saleh who will celebrate his 39th birthday next month accounted for Nigeria’s 44 year-old Segun Toriola (8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-9).

“I am so happy that I was able to win this title for the first time having come close in 2016.

“My next target is the All African Games title because the likes of Segun Toriola and Omar Assar have won this and I am hoping that I can win this as well,” Quadri said.

Source: Grand News

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