Quadri Aruna’s brilliant run at the World Table Tennis, WTT, Singapore Smash has come to an end, following a 0-4 loss to Brazilian Hugo Caldenaro.
The quarter finals game played at the Infinity arena on Friday, saw the Nigerian succumb (11-7, 12-10, 11-2, 11-2) to Caldenaro.
This ends the journey at the tournament for Africa’s top player, having earlier defeated Japanese Tomokazu Harimo 3-0 in the Round of 16.
The WTT ranked number 14th player also beat Alexis Lebrun from France 3-2 in the Round of 32 as well as Germany’s Ruwen Filus 3-2 in the Round of 64.
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This outcome means no African is left in the contest, having witnessed the early exit of Egypt’s quartet of Omar Assar, Dina Meshref, Hana Goda and Marian Alhodaby.