Aruna Quadri has booked his place in the last eight at the ongoing WTT Contender in Muscat after a comfortable 3-1 win against China’s Zhang Yudong on Thursday.
The Nigerian only dropped a set as he secured his passage into the quarterfinal.
Aruna Quadri took the first set 13-11 but lost the second 7-11 before winning the third and fourth sets 12-10 and 11-8 to secure the win.
The world number 11 will now play Liu Dingshuo another Chinese player in the quarterfinal. Liu Dingshuo dispatched SUN Wen 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 to secure his place in the quarterfinal.
Aruna Quadri is the only African player who made it to the quarterfinal after Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh was beating Sweden’s Jon Persson in the round of 16.
The clash between Aruna Quadri and Liu Dingshuo will be played on Friday.