Shanghai Masters: Ding Junhui through to quarter-finals

Ding Junhui and Martin Gould
Ding Junhui delighted the home crowd as he recovered to beat Martin Gould

Home favourite Ding Junhui beat England's Martin Gould to reach the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals, despite losing the first two frames.

The Chinese world number three, 27, hit breaks of 96, 60 and 67 in successive frames to move 4-2 up and won 5-3.

Meanwhile, Alan McManus beat fellow Scot Stephen Maguire 5-1, while Mark Selby won an East Midlands showdown with Michael Holt, triumphing 5-3.

Ireland's Fergal O'Brien beat Ding's compatriot Zhao Xintong 5-3.

O'Brien and Selby will meet in the quarter-finals.

In Thursday's earlier second-round games, Scotland's 2006 world champion Graeme Dott overcame England's 2005 winner Shaun Murphy 5-3 to set up a quarter-final meeting with Ding.

England's Stuart Bingham beat Dominic Dale 5-1 as the Welshman could not repeat the success he had in the first round, knocking out Judd Trump. Bingham will meet McManus in the last four.

The other quarter-final will be between Michael White, who beat Ryan Day 5-2 in an all-Welsh encounter, and Northern Ireland's in-form Mark Allen who trounced Wales' former world champion Mark Williams 5-1.

The tournament has already seen Ronnie O'Sullivan fall to McManus in the first round.

The week-long ranking tournament carries a first prize of £85,000.

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