Ding Junhui loses to Robert Milkins in snooker's Hong Rui Ma Yushan World Open

Last Updated August 08 2018, 17:50Snooker
Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui

Defending champion Ding Junhui crashed out of the Hong Rui Ma Yushan World Open, losing 5-4 to Robert Milkins.

Neil Robertson and Judd Trump also lost in Wednesday's second round on a day of upsets in China.

Robertson lost out 5-3 to Ricky Walden, with Trump beaten by the same scoreline against Gary Wilson.

Milkins' last-16 opponent will be Marco Fu, who edged out Andrew Higginson 5-4. Walden will meet David Gilbert, a 5-3 winner against Ali Carter, while Gary Wilson's reward for ousting Trump is a clash with Fergal O'Brien.

O'Brien turned a 4-0 deficit on its head to see off Luca Brecel with five-straight frames in a fine comeback victory.

Jack Lisowski sent Mark Allen packing 5-1, to tee up a meeting with Kyren Wilson, who accounted for Harvey Chandler 5-3.

World number one Mark Selby saw off Jamie Jones 5-2, and will take on Noppon Saengkham after the Thai beat Ryan Day 5-2.

World champion Mark Williams, Joe Perry, Anthony Hamilton, Xiao Guodong, Matthew Selt and Barry Hawkins were the other winners on Wednesday.

World Open: Last 16 tournament bracket

Ties to be played Thursday

  • Mark Selby v Noppon Saengkham
  • Xiao Guodong v Anthony Hamilton
  • Kyren Wilson v Jack Lisowski
  • Joe Perry v Mark Williams
  • Robert Milkins v Marco Fu
  • David Gilbert v Ricky Walden
  • Barry Hawkins v Matthew Selt
  • Fergal O'Brien v Gary Wilson

Quarter-finals to be played Friday

Semi-finals to be played Saturday

Final on Sunday

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