Nigeria’s highest ranked table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, has exited the World Table Tennis Men’s finals in Doha following a 0-3 (6-11 9-11 4-11) defeat to World number one, Zhendong Fan.
The quarterfinals game at the Lusail Sports Arena on Thursday saw the Chinese dominate the game.
Aruna, the World number 16, came close in the second set but Fan showed class and claimed victory.
The Nigerian had earlier defeated World number five, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano 3-2 in the Round of 16 before facing Fan in the Quarter finals.
The World number one will meet his compatriot Lin Gaoyuan, world number seven in the semi finals on Friday.
The tournament expected to end on Friday has a prize money of 340,000 US dollars.