Rio Olympics: Aruna Quadri loses to world number one, Ma

Nigerian tennis star Aruna Quadri was on Tuesday, August 9 knocked out of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by world number one, Long Ma.

Quadri has been impressive in the Games, beating fifth seeded player Chih-Yuan Chuang in the third round and German Boll Timo in the fourth to make it to the quarter-finals.

Aruna Quadri

Aruna Quadri started calmly but was blown apart by Long Ma

In the quarter-finals, he met world number one Ma who effectively put him off with a 4-0 win.

Quadri started calmly but Ma dominated the game to dispatch the Nigerian in straight sets 11-4, 11-2, 11-6, 11-7.

Ma outclassed Quadri in the first game and also dominated the second which Quadri got just two points.

Aruna Quadri and N. Bello

Aruna Quadri speaks with his coach, N. Bello during the game

In the last two games, the Nigerian returned stronger but that wasn’t enough as Ma’s experience saw him through.

Long Ma

Long Ma will face Jun Mizutani of Japan in the semi-finals

The whole game lasted just 28 minutes.

Ma will now face Jun Mizutani of Japan in the semifinals on Thursday, August 11.


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By Sydney Chesterfield on August 10, 2016 · Posted in Sports, Trends

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