Luca Brecel’s hopes of taking on from Ronnie O’Sullivan as snooker world primary have been halted with a defeat by Ding Junhui on the British Open.
World champion Brecel wanted to succeed in the third spherical of the event to maneuver high of the boys’s rankings.
However the 28-year-old Belgian suffered a 4-3 loss in opposition to China’s Ding within the first spherical.
Medical causes imply O’Sullivan is just not taking part in on the rating event on the Centaur in Cheltenham.
Brecel had recovered from 3-0 down to attract stage with Ding however misplaced the decider.
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