Sport Higgins hits back to defeat Xintong in decider to reach Indian Open second round

20:15  13 september  2017
20:15  13 september  2017 Source:   Press Association

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John Higgins, the world number three, battled into the second round of the Indian Open: Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Seventeen - Crucible Theatre© PA WIRE Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Seventeen - Crucible Theatre

World number three John Higgins came from two frames down to defeat Zhao Xintong of China 4-3 as he battled through to the second round of the Indian Open in Vizag.

The Scot, runner-up to Mark Selby in the 2017 World Championship final, found himself trailing 2-0 against the 20-year-old, who last month reached the fourth round at the Paul Hunter Classic.

However, unanswered breaks of 77 and then 88 levelled things up, before Higgins edged a tense fifth frame only for Zhao to force a decider which the Wizard of Wishaw secured with a composed clearance of 87.

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Zhao Xintong (born 3 April 1997 in Xi’an) is a Chinese professional snooker player, widely considered one of the most promising upcoming snooker talents. Zhao Xintong first drew international attention in June 2012 at the Zhangjiagang Open defeating high ranking players Xiao Guodong and Yu Delu to

Elsewhere on Wednesday, defending champion Anthony McGill saw off England's Ashley Hugill 4-1, but veteran Scot Alan McManus went down 4-3 against 23-year-old Gateshead potter Elliot Slessor.

Shaun Murphy, the world number five, produced a 4-0 demolition of Hammad Miah, while Stuart Bingham recorded a 4-1 win over Welshman Duane Jones and Gary Wilson put out world number 15 Luca Brecel after his 4-1 victory which included a break of 103.

Dominic Dale progressed to round two following a 4-1 win over Rod Lawler and Thailand's Akani Songsermsawad recorded a 4-3 victory over Stephen Maguire, the Scot ranked number 20.

In the early session, Northern Ireland's Mark Allen coasted past Niu Zhuang 4-0.

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