#ITTFWorlds2021: Bode beaten as Quadri battles Gnanasekaran in round 32
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#ITTFWorlds2021: Bode beaten as Quadri battles Gnanasekaran in round 32

Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun has been beaten in the round 64 at the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals.

Abiodun defeated Anthony Amalraj 4-3 in the first round to book a place in the round of 64 against Tomislav Pucar.

But could not 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 the men’s doubles.

Meanwhile, Aruna Quadri who secured a 4-0 win in the first round game against Aliaksandr Khanin, and a 4-2 win against Vitor Ishiy will now play 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 last 16 with a win against the Indian.

History on the side of Aruna Quadri who was victorious in straight sets in his last game against Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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