Ding hits 147 but loses to Robertson

Ding Junhui

Former world number one Ding Junhui has slipped to 12 in the rankings

China’s Ding Junhui completed a maximum 147 break in the quarter-final of the Welsh Open in Cardiff but still failed to beat Australian Neil Robertson.

Ding trailed 4-1 in the best of nine frames match when he made his clearance but world number three Robertson recovered to win the match 5-2.

Robertson, who made a 140 break in the third frame, praised his opponent saying: “What a wonderful break.

“He was clearly determined because he went for a risky shot in the forties.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan turned down the chance to make a 147 break in the first round because the £10,000 prize money was “too cheap”.

The £10,000, which is boosted by £2,000 on offer for the highest break of the tournament, is a rolling prize fund at ranking events.

It was last won by Neil Robertson when he made a 147 in the UK Championship final in December.

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