By Victor Kanayo
Nigeria’s Table Tennis star Aruna Quadri has dropped one spot in the latest global ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation ( ITTF).
This followed his recent poor performance at competitions.
Most recently, the Nigerian international failed to progress in the last World Table Tennis (WTT) open losing to debutant Thomas in the first game.
In the previous ranking, Aruna was placed in the 15th position in the World, but he has now dropped to 16th position.
However, he remains the best-ranked African player ahead of Omar Assar of Egypt who is placed second in the continent.
Meanwhile, after winning a seventh Paris Masters at the weekend, Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has extended his lead in the world ATP rankings over Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz.
The 36-year-old Djokovic won his 40th Masters 1000 title and stretched his winning run to 18 matches to top the rankings on 11,445 points with 20-year-old Alcaraz on 8,455 heading into the elite year-ending ATP finals in Turin next week.
Denmark’s Holger Rune is the loser of the week dropping three places to tenth after his quarter-final loss to Djokovic.
His slip allowed Casper Ruud of Norway to jump one spot to seventh, Germany’s Alexander Zverev climb to eighth and American Taylor Fritz to move to ninth.