By Johnny Edward: Aruna Quadri’s hopes of winning the ongoing Swedish Open was dashed Saturday afternoon following his loss to World Number 2 Fan Zhendong from China, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.He could only win a set as he lost 4-1 to Zhendong.
The Nigerian top ranked player lost (11-6, 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8).
Zhendong praised Quadri for his spirited performance despite the defeat.
“In the third game I made some mistakes, he played well, Quadri is very powerful, a tough opponent,” Zhendong told the ITTF official website after the game.
Zhendong will meet Zhou Yu in the semi-final match scheduled for 7:45pm later in the evening.