Birthday boy Ding secures last 16 place after impressive victory

CHINA Open defending champion Ding Junhui got the birthday present he was hoping for after completing a comfortable victory over Mark Davis. An enthusiastic crowd in Beijing sang happy birthday to the Chinese number one star, who was celebrating his 28th birthday, prior to his 5-1 victory against the world number 18. Ding has endured…

Selby advances to next round despite neck injury fears

MARK Selby is through to the last 32 stage of this year’s China Open but admitted feeling uncomfortable with a neck injury during his first round win. Selby, the reigning world champion, beat Mark Joyce 5-3 in the opening round of the tournament despite feeling pain throughout the match. Three years ago, Selby suffered from…