World Championship 2011 - Day 10 - Ding comes back for victory

14:22:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Ding Junhui puts quite a comeback fight
Ding Junhui proved once more that he isn’t to be underestimated, as the little but powerful Chinese boy defeated Stuart Bingham, who clearly dominated the entire match, 13-12. It was one of the most exciting snooker encounters that Crucible has seen this year.

As the last session was starting, Stu was 9-7 up, but Ding was careful enough as to have a good start and won the opening frame to go just one point behind his opponent. However, Bingham was flying around the table, so runs of 45 and 101 were bringing him two consecutive frames for an 11-8 lead.
A strategically 88 break and Ding was once again getting closer to the Englishman, only to see Stuart hitting a marvelous 134 break to almost smell the victory from a 12-9 lead.

A bit unlucky, Stu Bingham`s run ends here
From that moment on, the arena was Ding’s all the way through the end, as the little Chinese hit in breaks of 92, 114 and 58 to level the match and a 55 to win it 13-12. It was a terrific victory for Ding, who’s going to meet Mark Selby in the quarter-finals.

Today`s programme is:

10:00 (UK time)
QF1. Judd Trump v. Graeme Dott
QF3. Mark Williams v. Mark Allen

14:30 (UK time)
QF2. Mark Selby v. Ding Junhui
QF4. Ronnie O'Sullivan v. John Higgins

19:00 (UK time)
QF1. Judd Trump v. Graeme Dott
QF3. Mark Williams v. Mark Allen

TV coverage:
10:00-12:30 (British EuroSport)
10:00-13:00 (British EuroSport 2)
14:30-17:30 (British EuroSport 2)
15:00-17:15 (BBC 2)
17:30-19:00 (British EuroSport)
19:00-20:00 (BBC 2)
19:00-22:00 (British EuroSport)
19:00-22:00 (British EuroSport 2)
00:00-00:50 (BBC 2)
00:50-02:50 (BBC 2)