The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by his Slovenian opponent, Darko Jorgic.
The 22-year-old caused a major upset in the final match of day as he combatted assiduously and managed to eliminate Aruna from the group stages to reach the round of 16.
“Drawn in a group with two veterans of the sport, Darko Jorgic has shown his class and composure to come through with a decisive win. Sadly, for Aruna, he is unable to proceed to the knockouts on his sixth appearance at the Men’s World Cup,” an ITTF report of the contest concluded.
The 32-year-old Nigerian, ranked 20th in the world fell 4-2; 11-4, 8-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-8, 11-4 to the Slovenian, ranked 34th.