Quadri Aruna of Nigeria marches on at the world table tennis championships currently going on at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas, United States.
The 13th seed kept his cool as he navigated his way past India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran to book a place in the men’s singles last 16.
To get to that round he defeated Sathiyan of India in an exciting and nerve-wracking game that ended 4-3.
The world number 13 won the first set 11-9, before going ahead to lose the next two 7-11, 13-15.
Both players exchanged the next two sets 11-3, 4-11 before Aruna stamped his authority in the last two games 11-9, 11-7, to catch up and overtake Sathiyan for the game.
Quadri will be playing in the last 16 of the World Championships for the first time after the previous 3rd round exit in Hungary.
He’s currently the last African standing in the men’s singles of the world table tennis championship in Houston.