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British Open: Mark Williams beats Ding Junhui to achieve quarter-finals

Mark Williams gets ready to play a shot
Mark Williams received the British Open title in 1997 and 2021

Mark Williams got here from behind to beat Ding Junhui 4-2 and advance to the quarter-finals of the British Open in Cheltenham.

Three-time world champion Williams misplaced the primary two frames towards China’s Ding, who posted a break of 123 within the second.

The Welshman received the the following 4 frames in a row and sealed his last-16 victory with a break of 93.

Williams, 48, will tackle Fan Zhengyi of China on Friday.

Additionally on Thursday, four-time world champion Mark Selby overcame David Gilbert 4-3 in a match that completed after midnight on the Centaur.

Gilbert was trailing fellow Englishman Selby 61-59 within the deciding body when his try and pot the black despatched the white rolling down the desk and into the underside left-hand pocket.

Within the final eight, Selby will face countryman Jack Lisowski, who beat Eire’s Fergal O’Brien 4-2.

European Masters champion Barry Hawkins didn’t progress to the quarter-finals, defeated 4-3 by China’s He Guoqiang.

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