Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Australian Goldfields Open Day 3 - Bingham took Sweet Revenge on Ding

Day 3 of Australian Open continued and more seeds are crashed out but some buddies found their way out today!

Cause I know That revenge is sweet!
Stuart Bingham who lost to Ding Junhui in the Last 16 of World Championship this year, despite having led 12-9 up but eventually lost 12-13 made a sweet revenge today. Bingham failed to make his debut in the top 16 ranking at the end of the last season due to the defeat.

Early home for Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui is defeated 2-5 although he made two centuries out of two frames he won, 104 and 124 in the match. The Ballrun made 60 and 107 to be 4-1 up, followed by 86 to lock his victory in the final frame.

The Essex boy will enter top 16 for the first time. "It took me about five days to get over that defeat," said Bingham. "After I beat Michael Holt to qualify I went on my Twitter and Facebook pages and said revenge will be sweet - and it tastes nice.''

Ding's team mate on World Cup, his buddy Liang Wenbo had a totally different experience in Australia. Liang beaten Matthew Stevens in decider, 5-4 though he missed 147 after scoring 15 reds and 15 blacks to end at 120.

Liang Wenbo on World Cup
It was an exciting game for Stevens and Liang. Stevens knocked 63, 88 while Liang scored 120 (missed maximum), 111, 71, 51. Stevens believed Liang's win on World Cup has brought himself back with confidence. 

"Every time he got in he played well and took his chances.'' "Winning the World Cup has done him no harm. He had been struggling a bit but a win like that in Thailand has made him dangerous again.'' said Stevens.

Ken Doherty
Liang Wenbo is facing Ken Doherty in the next round - who scored a 5-2 victory over Scotland's Stephen Maguire today. Ken strugguled in Thailand while he was playing for Ireland but he turned his disappointment to motivation.

"I can't remember when it would've been but it wasn't last season. "But this is a good start for me, not just the win but the nature of it and that's what gives you the confidence. If you struggle to a win you don't feel so good but I won pretty well and closed it out well.''

Mark Selby bounced back from 0-3 down to Joe Perry to win 
5-3. Perry played extraordinary well in the first three frames and froze Selby.  The Jester said after his fightback: " I managed to grind myself back into it. The interval works both ways and for Joe it came at the wrong time but for me it came at the right time.''

Matthew Selt who won over John Higgins yesterday, killed another Scotland's World Champion today. Selt completed a 5-1 easy win over Stephen Hendry. Selt will challenge another former World Champion Shaun Murphy on his road in QF.

Mark Williams
Mark Williams did not give satisfactory performance but still claimed a 5-2 win over Barry Pinches. The match lasted for four hours. "It was really tough and the way I played was just awful, appalling and I don't know why it was so bad," said Williams.

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