Australian Open 2012 - Day 3

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World number one is out
The surprise series continued during the third day of the Australian Open also, with world number one Mark Selby being knock down of the competition by Scotsman Jamie Burnett 5-3.

At the same time the legends gang lost yet another member, Ken Doherty losing his second match to Martin Gould by the same scoreline.

An early exit, that's what today meant for Mark Selby, the world number one not being able to settle in and take control of the match.
The interval was finding Burnett in charge at 3-1 and although Selby tried his best to come back, the Scotsman kept on "freezing" him, until a break of 62 points put an end to the match and also to Selby's misery by 5-3.

The same scoreline was the conclusion of Ken Doherty v Martin Gould match, a match that saw the legend who reached last year's semi-finals being sent out, "Gouldie's" biggest breaks coming to the end of the snooker encounter in forms of 70 and 72.

Ding Junhui recorded a brilliant 5-0 victory over Alan McManus, the Chinese star hitting in breaks of 53, 68, 113 and 76 to prove that he's still a dangerous opponent and also to book a snooker date with Peter Ebdon.

Ding Junhui takes a good start
Shaun Murphy seems to be back on track and after a pretty shaky start against Marcus Campbell he returned full of energy into the arena, enough to win himself the match against Tom Ford by 5-1.
Hence, the 2005 world champion has booked himself a place in the quarter-finals where he's meeting the winner of Ding Junhui v Peter Ebdon match.

Also with a secured spot in the quarter-finals is Stephen Lee, the PTC Grand Finals champion recording a 5-2 victory by confronting Jamie Cope.

Lee hurried up to fly all the way to 3-0 and although his green baize rival fought back, "The bulldog" of snooker responded promptly and ended the match with the first chance he got.
Barry Hawkins ended Xiao Guodong's run by 5-1 and he now faces Matthew Stevens in his quest for a place in the quarter-finals.
Below you have Day Three list of results:

14) Ding Junhui 5-0 Alan McManus
5) Barry Hawkins 5-1 Xiao Guodong
18) Mark Selby 3-5 Jamie Burnett
7) Martin Gould 5-3 Ken Doherty
23) Shaun Murphy 5-1 Tom Ford
25) Stephen Lee 5-2 Jamie Cope

Tomorrow the Bendigo's most prestigious snooker events continues with:
26) Marco Fu v Jamie Burnett
20) Barry Hawkins v Matthew Stevens

Followed by
19) Matthew Selt v Ryan Day
24) Peter Ebdon v Ding Junhui

22) Mark Davis v Neil Robertson
21) Martin Gould v Cao Yupeng
* all hours are local time

TV coverage:
07:00 - 10:00 British EuroSport 2
10:30 - 13:30 British EuroSport 2
20:45 - 22:15 British EuroSport