The third round of the Welsh Snooker Open: Ding Junhui and Zhao Xintong advance to the top 16
China’s top player Ding Junhui defeated British veteran Joe Perry 4:2 in the third round of the Welshon the 14th to advance to the top 16.
The eighth-ranked Ding Junhui lost two consecutive games in the opening game, but then won four consecutive games and reversed 4:2, defeating the 44-year-old Perry, who is ranked 19th in the world. This is the 21st time the two have faced each other, Ding Junhui 15 wins and 6 losses.
Ding Junhui won the championship in this event in 2012 and was runner-up in 2014. His opponent in the next round is O’Connor, ranked 102nd in the world. The latter upset and eliminated Wilson, ranked seventh in the world, in the second round. Ding Junhui should not be underestimated.
21-year-olddefeated Jimmy Robertson, who ranked 24th, 4:2. The next round is most likely to face four-time champion O’Sullivan. The third round of the Rockets will be held later. .
Another Chinese player entering the third round is Zhang Anda, who will also play at a later date. Zhang Anda eliminated World Championship champion Mark Williams the day before.