The duo of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo gave their all but fell to the German duo of Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska in the round one of the the 2019 ITTF World championship in Budapest, Hungary.
The former world number one Timo Boll and his German partner had to grind the result against Nigerian duo of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo in a six-game thriller this morning.
After losing the first game, Nigeria won the next two games only to lose the last three games for a 4-2 loss in the best of seven games.
“I think when we were leading Timo changed something in the match and this diffused our tactics. He showed that he has experience and this really came to fore against us in the match.
“After we lost the fourth game for the match to be at 2-2, we lost concentration and this really affected us to lose the match.
“I am so excited playing against Timo today and it was a rare privilege playing against such a great player. I think this will motivate me to aim higher in my career,” said Olajide Omotayo after the game.