Marco Fu profile
World Championship 2014 - Marco Fu profile
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Name: Marco Fu
Date of birth: 08/01/78 (36)
World ranking: 7
Crucible best: Semi final 2006
Marco Fu is at a career-best number seven in the world rankings and the fact he has managed to rise 10 places is testament to the stellar season he has enjoyed.
There was early success when Fu beat home favourite Neil Robertson to win the Australian Goldfields Open - the second ranking event victory of his career which ensured a return to the prestigious top 16.
He has also reached the final of the International Championship, losing 10-9 to Ding Junhui, and has made the semi-finals in both the World Open and Players Tour Championship.
So the Hong Kong potter arrives in Sheffield as one of the form players on the tour, although he has only managed to get past the first round four times in 13 appearances at the Crucible.
That is a major surprise for a heavy scorer and one that has so much experience, having turned professional in 1998 after winning the World Amateur and World Under-21 Championships.
Fu has yet to make his mark at the World Championships but current form suggests that this could be his year.