Aruna thrashed World No. 4, Tomokazu Harimoto, 3-0 (11-7, 13-11, 11-7) in the round of 16 on Thursday morning at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena.
African Table Tennis warrior Quadri Aruna has revealed that Singapore always brings positive memories.
Aruna revealed this after making it to the last eight of the World Table Tennis Singapore Smash.
Pulse Sports reports that Aruna thrashed World No. 4, Tomokazu Harimoto, 3-0 (11-7, 13-11, 11-7) in the round of 16 on Thursday morning at the Singapore Sports Hub’s OCBC Arena.
Singapore always brings positive Memories
A delighted Aruna said that Singapore is full of memories for him
He said, "I actually spoke with some coaches here and they gave me some great advice on how to play Harimoto so I thought, “Let me try.” I've been trying out some tactics before against him and it didn’t work, but the advice from the coaches really worked very well for me today. But of course, I have to keep the advice to myself for our next meeting.
"When it was 5-0, I had been serving short to his forehand and I was trying to change it up, maybe serve long to his backhand just to make him a little bit uncomfortable. Unfortunately, it was a mistake and he caught up to 5-5, but I wasn’t giving up. I put myself together and kept fighting,” the Nigerian said.
"I'm very happy here, Singapore always brings positive memories. Two years ago, I made it to the quarterfinals here when I beat Liang Jingkun from China (at the WTT Cup Finals in Singapore 2021).
Aruna will now face Hugo Calderano of Brazil in the quarterfinals on Friday.
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