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Tennis News of Thursday, 2 June 2022


Tennis star Quadri out for a month

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Nigeria's table tennis star, Aruna Quadri will be out of action for the next four weeks.

The world number ten suffered an arm string injury during the final of the men’s 2022 ITTF Africa Cup Table Tennis Championship.

The 33-year-old table tennis star lost 4-3 to Egypt's Omar Assar at the ongoing event at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

He suffered the injury setback in his last set with the Egyptian.

Speaking after his defeat, the tennis star said:

“I gave almost everything, from when I could move, to when I couldn’t move very well again. I was already feeling tightness in my thigh.

“Despite that, I never gave up, as I was still fighting on until finally at 3-3, and at 4-0, I was leading.

“It is one of those things in sports, but I am very happy with my performance. I will rest well to recover from this injury and prepare well for the next tournament.”