Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ding and Fu at World Snooker Championships

Both China's Ding Junhui and Hong Kong's Marco Fu made the last 16 of the 2009 World Snooker Championships.

I didn't watch the Marco Fu match cause it started at 3am my time and by the end of the first session Fu was already down 7-1 to Shaun Murphy! He ended up losing 13-3. Very poor performance.

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I watched all of the Ding Junhui match against Stephen Hendry and it was a classic. Ding rushed out to a 3-1 lead against the 7-time World Champion Hendry but Hendry came back to square the first session 4-4. Then Hendry went out to an 8-7 lead and here is the 16th Frame.

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Down 12-10, Ding had a chance to make it 12-11, but...

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Related: Stephen Hendry turned on the style

The classic match they took over 7 hours. Best match of the tournaments so far.
Both Ding and Fu are out and there are no Asians left in the tournament.

Tournament favorite, defending champion and snooker badboy Ronnie O'Sullivan is shockingly out as well. So the tournament is now wide open.

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