Aruna Quadri says he is excited with what he’s achieved in the outgoing year and is already looking thinking of a better 2022.
The Nigerian who is representing Nigeria at the Championship defeated the world number eight-player, Liang Jingkun of China to 3-1 (7–11, 11-1, 14-12,11-5) in round 16 of the men’s singles event to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Quadri is the first African player to get to the quarter-finals at the ongoing championship, rising to become the world’s number 13th player.
He ascribed his performance to hard work and dedication. “I kept fighting and I did not give up. I tried my best and it worked out for me in the end. I think my positive mindset also contributed to my performance”.
However, his Singapore adventure ended on Monday, following a 3-1 loss to Brazilian, Hugo Calderon in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles. Speaking after the defeat to Hugo Calderon, an excited Aruna Quadri said, he’s satisfied with his performance and added that, his objective is to go further next year.
“My objective is to do much more better next year than this year. Playing in the quarter-final and representing Africa means a lot to me,” he said.
The 33-year-old also thanked his fans for their support all through the season.
“So I appreciate the fans for the support and I will like to thank all of them because they are the reason I keep growing and I will keep counting on them, next year. ” He said.