As Africa’s only survival player in the men’s singles of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri caused one of the biggest upsets after beating Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan 4-0 to advance to the fourth round of the competition.

Quadri’s progress has made him to equal the fat set by legend Segun Toriola at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China when the former African champion made it to the fourth round of the championship.

Amidst huge support from the Brazilian fans, Quadri turned the tide of event when he humbled the number seven ranked player in the world with a 4-0 (11-6, 12-10, 11-6, 11-7) bashing of the Asian star who was a semifinalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Quadri who is ranked 40 in the world and 27 at the Rio Olympic Games made nonsense of the skills of the number five seed of the tournament.

Quadri who earlier this year was beating black and blue by the Asian star at the German Open said he is focused on his next encounter against Germany’s Timo Boll.

“I am growing in confidence because the last time I played Chuang Chih-Yuan was earlier this year on the ITTF World Tour in Germany, I lost in four straight games, my goal today was to improve on that performance and fight to win one game!”

“After I won the first game I became more confident. It is so hard playing Chuang Chih-Yuan, he is so consistent, he keeps putting the ball on the table, you must try to be positive against him and put him under pressure. Also he was clever with his services, he changes short and long. In the first game I made mistakes returning service. Today he was below his best, he did not play well,” Quadri added.

In the fourth round, he is expected to face Germany’s Timo Boll, who is seeded number 10 at Rio later on August 8, 2016.