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Snooker news - Ding Junhui fights back to oust Joe Perry

Ding Junhui fights back to oust Joe Perry
By Eurosport

14/02/2019 at 11:57Updated 14/02/2019 at 15:32

Ding Junhui fought back to beat Joe Perry 4-2 to progress to the fourth round of the Welsh Open.

'The Gentleman', the 2015 Players Champion, opened with runs of 84 and 127 but the match turned on a tactical frame three, which the world number eight Ding won on the black.

Video - Perry compiles 'terrific' century to open two-frame lead

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The 31-year-old Ding, a 13-time ranking title winner, reeled off the next three frames courtesy of runs of 71, 52 and 98 to set up a fourth-round showdown against Joe O’Connor, who overcame Jak Jones 4-1 in a low quality affair.

Video - Ding emerges from safety exchange to nick frame three from Perry

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Elsewhere, Duane Jones, who shocked Masters champion Judd Trump 4-2 in round two, saw his run brought to an impromptu end by Robbie Williams.

Williams, 32, produced runs of 73 and 125 in a dominant display, and will face the winner of Stuart Bingham and Martin O’Donnell in the next round.

Third-round results

  • Michael Georgiou 4 – 2Barry Hawkins
  • Stuart Bingham 4 – 1 Martin O'Donnell
  • Alexander Ursenbacher 4 – 2 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Ian Burns 4 – 2 Mark Allen
  • Hossein Vafaei 4 – 2 Lukas Kleckers
  • Jack Lisowski 4 - 3 Sam Craigie
  • Joe O'Connor 4 – 1 Jak Jones
  • Scott Donaldson 4 – 0 James Cahill
  • Ding Junhui 4 – 2 Joe Perry
  • Zhao Xintong 4 – 2 Jimmy Robertson
  • Kurt Maflin 4 – 0 Mike Dunn
  • Robbie Williams 4 – 0 Duane Jones
  • Alexander Ursenbacher 4 - 2 Ronnie O'Sullivan