Local favourite Ding Junhui finally broke the first-round elimination jinx at the 2015 World Snooker China Open, and "Wizard" John Higgins on Tuesday said that could become a turning point to see him roar up again.
Ricky Walden pulled off a superb come-from-behind 4-3 victory over rank outsider Thepchaiya Un-Nooh to stop the Thai's giant-killing run and enter the final of the Indian Open Snooker Championship here on Saturday.
India's lone snooker professional Aditya Mehta rued missed chances against world no. 8 Ricky Walden of England that led to his 2-4 second-round defeat and early elimination from the pound sterling 300,000 Indian Open in progress here.
Aditya Mehta would lead the host nation's challenge in the second Indian Open Snooker Championship, starting tomorrow, as four top-10 players in the world, including defending champion Ding Junhui of China, will vie for top honours.
After becoming the first Indian ever to reach the final of a major ranking event, it was a sad end to Aditya Mehta`s fairytale journey at the Indian Open world snooker as he went down tamely to China`s Ding Junhui in the summit clash here on Friday.