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Quadri Aruna Surprising In The 2014 Men's World Cup (Videos)

Quadri Aruna Surprising In The 2014 Men's World Cup (VIDEOS)
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Beating much higher-ranking and mainstream players Kenta Matsudaira and Alexander Shibaev has made the Nigerian Quadri Aruna the biggest revelation in the opening day of the 2014 Men's World Cup, held in Germany. On the same note, French guy Adrien Mattenet also did an impressive performance beating Panagiotis Gionis and William Henzell for a place in the main draw. 

ITTF. The 2014 Men's World Cup officially commenced today with the Group Stage. Upsets were already recorded.  

One of the Japanese main forces, Kenta Matsudaira, experienced a difficult opening match in the competition. He faced Nigeria's Quadri Aruna who completely overwhelmed him in the first set. Matsudaira was able to have his chances but it was not enough. He lost in 2-4 (3-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 2-11, 11-13). 

It wasn't only Kenta Matsudaira who was surprised by Aruna. The Russian Alexander Shibaev was swept, giving Aruna two points in the Group Stage. Fortunately for the Japanese Team, Matsudaira gained a point for Alexander Shibaev in 4-1. Aruna and Matsudaira are the top players in their group. 

The French Adrien Mattenet was also surprising in the opening day. He defeated Panagiotis Gionis of Greece in an impressive 4-0. He then later on survived William Henzell in 4-3, booking his place for the main draw. Gionis will also be in the next round with his victory against Henzell (4-0). 

No upsets were recorded in the first and third group. The top ranking player at this stage, Tiago Apolonia imposed authority against Sharath Kamal Achanta (4-0) and Cazuo Matsumoto (4-1). Achanta will join Aplonia into the next stage after his victory against Matsumoto. 

Chen Chien An showed great determination to win in the first day of proceedings in Dusseldorf. After a 4-1 win against USA's Kanak Jha, Mr. Chen had to endure a full distance duel against Adrian Crisan. Chen Chien An won in 4-3. After his defeat, the Romanian player swept Jha for a place into the main draw. 

Aruna Quadri vs Kenta Matsudaira Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Adrien Mattenet vs Panagiotis Gionis Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Tiago Apolonia vs Cazuo Matsumoto Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Panagiotis Gionis vs William Henzell Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Chen Chien-An vs Kanak Jha Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Photo source: Facebook Page of the ITTF 

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