Fu, thrust to prominence after just two months on the pro-circuit, again ignored his shortage of experience to book a place in the semi-finals of the season's opening world ranking event. In the last 16 on Tuesday, Fu outpotted Ronnie O'Sullivan and he followed up with another giant killing 5-3 victory over the eighth seed and former Grand Prix Champion Peter Ebdon.
The 20-year-old Hong Kong player, who began the competition as a 125- 1 outsider, is now just two wins away from claiming the pounds 60,000 first prize and writing a remarkable chapter in snooker's history books.
Fu who, having appeared in only two events last season, has a false world ranking of 377, will now be a strong favourite to add either Chris Small or Jamie Burnett to his list of Grand Prix victims when they meet in a best of 11 frame semi-final on Saturday.
A delighted Fu said: "I'm as surprised as anyone that I have reached this stage."
STEPHEN LEE, THE WORLD NO 9, trounced Quinten Hann 5-0. Lee took only 81 minutes to book a meeting with the winner of the match between Stephen Hendry and Dave Harold.Reuse content