BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON
Aruna Quadri has failed to reach the semi-finals of the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm, Sweden after losing 11-6, 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 to top seed Fan Zhendong at the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Zhendong made a good start by securing the opening game but Quadri fought back to establish a 9-6 lead in the second game, which Zhendong reduced the to 9-8, with Quadri electing for “Time Out”. Zhendong levelled up as he saved one game point at 9-10, before winning three in a row to move into a three games to nil lead.
Full of confidence, Zhendong secured the fourth game in style, as the match ended in exhibition mode.
“In the third game I made some mistakes, he played well, Quadri is very powerful, a tough opponent,” Fan Zhendong told ittf.com.