Quadri beats Wong Chun Ting in Sweden

Nigeria’s brightest table tennis hope, Aruna Quadri caused a big upset in the main draw of the Swedish Open after a convincing 4-2 win over world number 12, Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting to advance to the round of 16 of the competition, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.

Quadri won the sets by 11-4, 15-13, 8-11, 11-8, 10-13,11-6 to set up a clash with Portuguese star Freitas Marcos who also defeated Zhai Yujia from Denmark 4-3.

The Nigerian ranked 27 will now face world number 17, Portugal’s Marcos Freitas in the second round of the men’s singles on Friday November 17.

In the men’s doubles, Quadri partnered Portugal’s Diogo Carvalho and they fought their way from the preliminary round to the main draw after recording two major victories over their Swedish and Czech Republic counterparts.