World No.2 Ding Junhui of China was stunned by English qualifier Michael Wasley 10-9 in the first round of the snooker World Championship here.
India`s Pankaj Advani waged a grim battle against tournament favourite and World No.3 Ding Junhui before going down 4-5 in the decider to crash out of the Haikou World Open in China.
India`s ace cueist Aditya Mehta today described his runner-up finish in the Indian Open snooker tournament as the "greatest milestone" of his professional career.
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.
Young Ding Junhui has become one of China`s most famous cueist and is the spearhead of an emerging army of Chinese players making an impact on the professional snooker tour.
World No.1 Neil Robertson suffered a shock defeat against China`s Ding Junhui to crash out of the Indian Open World Ranking snooker tournament, here on Thursday.
Snooker player Ding Junhui believes that as the only top Chinese player, he is always under pressure playing in major tournaments but added that he can win the upcoming World Championships.
China`s snooker star Ding Junhui became the seventh top-16 player to fall in the first round of the World Championship after he suffered a 9-10 loss to Ryan Day of Wales.
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