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Marco Fu – ‘I am not going to drag out, it doesn’t matter what’


Marco Fu is set to attempt his utmost to achieve the Crucible Theatre after profitable his second World Snooker Championship qualifying match on Friday.

The 2-time former semi-finalist hasn’t featured on the venue phases since 2018 however beat Ken Doherty 10-6 to achieve the penultimate preliminary spherical in Sheffield.

Fu trailed the 1997 world champion 5-4 after the opening session however reeled off breaks of 136, 104, 97, 71, and 61 within the night session to advance.

The 46 year-old from Hong Kong is a former world quantity 5 and a three-time rating occasion winner however has struggled with numerous points in latest seasons.

The previous Masters runner-up was badly impacted by the restrictions of the worldwide pandemic, and he has additionally suffered from eye issues which have affected his imaginative and prescient.

After beating Mark Selby in January, Fu needed to forfeit a match on the German Masters because of the latter concern.

Nonetheless, Fu has no intentions of creating the identical choice on this occasion having made it midway by means of the qualifying competitors on the English Institute of Sport.

“It’s all the time been a privilege, a dream for everyone, simply to have the ability to play on the Crucible,” Marco Fu, who will subsequent face Hossein Vafaei, instructed the World Snooker Tour.

“I miss enjoying there, undoubtedly. However I’m simply going to take it one match at a time. I wanted to win 4 matches right here, I’ve received two.”

“That’s simply midway. It’s going to get tougher any longer, so I’m simply going to take pleasure in it.

“That’s crucial factor, I’m beginning to take pleasure in my snooker once more. That’s an enormous plus already. The Crucible is the dream, however one match at a time.

“[The eye problem] is on and off. That would occur tomorrow, that might occur any time. However I’m not going to drag out, it doesn’t matter what occurs right here.

“I’m simply going to attempt my finest, attempt any option to win. Qualifying for the Crucible could be my aim, however subsequent up is a really robust opponent in Hossein.

“I simply have to be 100% and hopefully my eyes can be okay for that match.

“I wish to play so long as I can, so long as I’m having fun with myself and enjoying snooker to a good commonplace. That’s necessary as properly.

“If I can play to the usual tonight, there’s no cause why I can’t simply keep on.”

Elsewhere, 2006 world champion Graeme Dott recorded a 10-5 overcome Mostafa Dorgham whereas Irishman Aaron Hill thumped Daniel Womersley 10-3.

It was even higher for veteran Andy Hicks, with the 1995 World Championship semi-finalist thrashing Lengthy Zehuang 10-2.

Chinese language duo Ma Hailong and Jiang Jun secured tight successes towards Martin O’Donnell and Fan Zhengyi respectively.

Oliver Brown beat Dylan Emery 10-8 and Julien Leclercq simply dismantled the problem of Haydon Pinhey in day 5’s different outcomes.

The heavy hitters, in the meantime, will start to enter the fray on this yr’s World Snooker Championship qualifying competitors on Saturday.

These ranked from 17 to 48 on the planet rankings be a part of the motion within the third spherical, together with the likes of Jack Lisowski, Ricky Walden, Matthew Stevens, and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh who’re all concerned on day six.


World Snooker Championship qualifiers draw

All matches are the perfect of 19 frames performed throughout two classes.
Scorelines in italics point out the top of the primary session.

Qualifier 1

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
1 Jimmy White
w/o
Martin Gould
Jimmy White
3-10
Liu Hongyu
Liu Hongyu
vs
Jack Lisowski
Winner route 1
vs
Winner route 2
2 Ryan Thomerson
3-10
Liam Davies
Liam Davies
2-10
Jimmy Robertson
Jimmy Robertson
vs
Matthew Stevens

Qualifier 2

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
3 Ian Burns
10-1
Dean Younger
Ian Burns
10-7
Mark Joyce
Ian Burns
vs
Ricky Walden
Winner route 3
vs
Winner route 4
4 Andy Lee
9-10
Andrew Pagett
Andrew Pagett
2-10
Mark Davis
Mark Davis
vs
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Qualifier 3

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
5 Rory Thor
10-2
Hamza Ilyas
Rory Thor
8-10
David Grace
David Grace
vs
Dominic Dale
Winner route 5
vs
Winner route 6
6 Ross Muir
10-9
Cheung Ka Wai
Ross Muir
8-10
He Guoqiang
He Guoqiang
vs
Anthony McGill

Qualifier 4

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
7 Alfie Burden
10-1
Rebecca Kenna
Alfie Burden
6-3
Xu Si
Winner
vs
Jamie Jones
Winner route 7
vs
Winner route 8
8 Ishpreet Singh Chadha
6-10
Gao Yang
Gao Yang
3-6
Zak Surety
Winner
vs
Neil Robertson

Qualifier 5

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
9 Sean O’Sullivan
8-10
Bulscu Revesz
Bulscu Revesz
8-10
James Cahill
James Cahill
vs
Zhou Yuelong
Winner route 9
vs
Winner route 10
10 Andres Petrov
10-1
Ahmed Elsayed
Andres Petrov
7-10
Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke
vs
Jak Jones

Qualifier 6

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
11 Adam Duffy
10-5
Mink Nutcharut
Adam Duffy
4-10
Ashley Hugill
Ashley Hugill
vs
Stephen Maguire
Winner route 11
vs
Winner route 12
12 Andrew Higginson
10-7
Duane Jones
Andrew Higginson
8-10
Michael White
Michael White
vs
Yuan Sijun

Qualifier 7

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
13 Louis Heathcote
10-4
Oliver Sykes
Louis Heathcote
10-7
Oliver Strains
Louis Heathcote
vs
Elliot Slessor
Winner route 13
vs
Winner route 14
14 Stuart Carrington
10-5
Himanshu Jain
Stuart Carrington
10-9
Liam Highfield
Stuart Carrington
vs
Stuart Bingham

Qualifier 8

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
15 Alexander Ursenbacher
10-0
Iulian Boiko
Alexander Ursenbacher
7-10
Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton
vs
Robbie Williams
Winner route 15
vs
Winner route 16
16 Allan Taylor
10-6
Vladislav Gradinari
Allan Taylor
9-10
Lukas Kleckers
Lukas Kleckers
vs
Chris Wakelin

Qualifier 9

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
17 Marco Fu
10-1
Baipat Siripaporn
Marco Fu
10-6
Ken Doherty
Marco Fu
vs
Hossein Vafaei
Winner route 17
vs
Winner route 18
18 Jiang Jun
10-6
Amir Sarkhosh
Jiang Jun
10-8
Fan Zhengyi
Jiang Jun
vs
Sam Craigie

Qualifier 10

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
19 Hammad Miah
2-10
Haydon Pinhey
Haydon Pinhey
3-10
Julien Leclercq
Julien Leclercq
vs
Joe O’Connor
Winner route 19
vs
Winner route 20
20 Daniel Womersley
w/o
Muhammad Asif
Daniel Womersley
3-10
Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill
vs
Matthew Selt

Qualifier 11

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
21 Ma Hailong
10-1
Victor Sarkis
Ma Hailong
10-7
Martin O’Donnell
Ma Hailong
vs
Cao Yupeng
Winner route 21
vs
Winner route 22
22 Oliver Brown
10-0
Reanne Evans
Oliver Brown
10-8
Dylan Emery
Oliver Brown
vs
Pang Junxu

Qualifier 12

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
23 Fergal O’Brien
8-10
Mostafa Dorgham
Mostafa Dorgham
5-10
Graeme Dott
Graeme Dott
vs
Jackson Web page
Winner route 23
vs
Winner route 24
24 Lengthy Zehuang
10-1
Sydney Wilson
Lengthy Zehuang
2-10
Andy Hicks
Andy Hicks
vs
Noppon Saengkham

Qualifier 13

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
25 Rod Lawler
10-7
Gong Chenzhi
Rod Lawler
4-3
Ben Mertens
Winner
vs
Si Jiahui
Winner route 25
vs
Winner route 26
26 Stan Moody
6-10
Mohamed Shehab
Mohamed Shebab
4-5
Tian Pengfei
Winner
vs
Wu Yize

Qualifier 14

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
27 Xing Zihao
10-6
Michael Holt
Xing Zihao
5-10
Daniel Wells
Daniel Wells
vs
Lyu Haotian
Winner route 27
vs
Winner route 28
28 Jenson Kendrick
10-7
Bai Yulu
Jenson Hendrick
10-8
Ben Woollaston
Jenson Hendrick
vs
Jordan Brown

Qualifier 15

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
29 Liam Pullen
10-3
Anton Kazakov
Liam Pullen
4-5
Sanderson Lam
Winner
vs
Xiao Guodong
Winner route 29
vs
Winner route 30
30 Peng Yisong
10-5
Manasawin Phetmalaikul
Peng Yisong
4-5
David Lilley
Winner
vs
David Gilbert

Qualifier 16

Route R1
Occasions
R2
Occasions
R3
Occasions
R4
Occasions
31 Mohamed Ibrabim
6-10
Peter Strains
Peter Strains
4-4
Scott Donaldson
Winner
vs
Joe Perry
Winner route 31
vs
Winner route 32
32 Ashley Carty
10-4
Liam Graham
Ashley Carty
4-4
John Astley
Winner
vs
Ryan Day

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