There are strong indications that Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri’s performance at the just-concluded ITTF World Tour tagged Hungarian Open, may rub off positively on his rating when the latest ITTF rankings are released tomorrow.
The 25th world-ranked player worked his way from the main draw to the quarter-final where he narrowly lost 4-3 to Germany’s Ruwen Filus.
With this development, Quadri may move up the world rating to set another record while his crucial point win over Czech Republic’s Tomas Konecny in the round of 16 has been listed among the top ten shots of the tournament.
Also to benefit for his performance at Hungarian Open is Italy-based Olajide Omotayo, who had a victory over his highly-rated Belarusian opponent.
Meanwhile, Quadri, the first African table tennis player to reach the quarter-final of the Olympics (Rio 2016) will today lead his French club – Jura Morez against Villeneuve, which has French internationals Adrien Mattenet, Antoine Hachard and Stéphane Ouaiche in the French Super Division league.
Jura Morez currently occupies third place on the league table with 18 points from eight matches made up of five wins and three defeats.