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WATCH: The embrace between Ding and O’Sullivan after thrilling Crucible battle

It will go down as one of best moments of this year’s World Championship.

The below footage shows the lovely act of sportsmanship from Ronnie O’Sullivan as he congratulates and pats Ding Junhui’s back following the China star’s memorable win in the quarter-final tie.

And you can tell how much the win meant to Ding as you see him start to get emotional during the embrace and when leaving the arena.

Ding Junhui told the media after his win O’Sullivan congratulated him and said he had become a much improved player, especially his break building game.

David Grace, who made his Crucible debut last week losing to Kyren Wilson, tweeted his delight over the sportsmanship shown.

He said: “That right there is why I love my sport.”

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