Quadri Aruna will today begin his quest for glory at the 2020 ITTF World Cup against German Patrick Franziska in the first round of Group 3 match at the Weihai Nanhai Olympic Sport Centre in China.
The three-day World Cup is one of the four events listed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for return of international competition after more than eight months hiatus due to COVID-19.
At the draw held yesterday, Quadri will slug it out for a place in the main draw against German Franziska while his final group match will be against Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic.
Quadri is regarded as one of the dark horses of the competition despite making his sixth World Cup appearance following his debut in 2009 in Moscow, Russia.
Quadri was a bronze medallist at the 2019 ITTF Africa Cup, and he is seeded no.13 among the 21 players competing in the three-day tournament.