Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun has been defeated in round 64 at the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals.
Abiodun defeated Anthony Amalraj 4-3 in the first round to reserve a spot in the round of 64 against Tomislav Pucar.
But he couldn’t find the next gear against highly ranked Pucar.
Pucar was too good for Bode, as he won in straight sets 11-7 11-6 11-8 11-6.
But he and Omotayo Olajide would be in action later today in men’s doubles.
Meanwhile, Aruna Quadri, who achieved a 4-0 victory in the first round match against Aliaksandr Khanin, and a 4-2 victory against Vitor Ishiy, will now be Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in round 32.
Aruna Quadri is the only African player left in the men’s single and could book a place in the round of 16 with a win against the Indian.
Story from the side of Aruna Quadri, who won in straight sets in her last game against Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.