Snooker: Ding's surprise slip proves Jin's tonic
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Ding Junhui followed up his Welsh Open triumph 10 days ago bycrashing out of the World Open in China in the first round. A surprisingly under-par Ding was thrashed 5-1 by wild-card entrant Jin Long.
After storming into a 3-1 lead before the interval, Ding's fellow Chinese Jin maintained his impressive momentum, hitting a composed break of 76 in the fifth frame before clinching a famous victory.
World champion John Higgins avoided any slips with a comfortable 5-3 victory over Marco Fu.
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