Following his triumph at the 2019 Nigeria Open and his semifinal finish at the 2019 Bulgaria Open, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has risen to 19th place in the latest ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federations (ITTF).
For his efforts in the two major competitions, Quadri was rewarded with ranking points which catapulted his ranking to 19th from the 22nd position which he occupied in August 2019.
However, for finishing second at the African Games, Quadri’s points are yet to be considered as the ranking was concluded before the final match of the African Games in Rabat.
Also, Egypt’s Omar Assar returned to the top 50 as the African Cup champion is now ranked 44th in the world.
The Egyptian who finished third at the African Games moved from 51 to 44. He is also expected to represent Africa at the 2019 ITTF Men’s World Cup in China later in the year.