Thepchaiya Un-Nooh has beaten world No.1 Mark Selby today by 5-3 in the last 32 of the World Open in China.
The Thai player came out of the blocks strong, quickly accumulating a 2-0 lead. Selby managed to bring the match back to 2-2 going into the mid session interval.
Un-Nooh edged forward once again after the break. Selby was gifted an opportunity to make things close once again, but an easy yellow missed by Selby would prove to be his last as Un-Nooh finished off the match. Final score 5-3 Un-Nooh.
The win today over world No.1 is one of Un-Nooh’s best performance to date.
Elsewhere on the other tables, John Higgins won over an in-form Michael Holt in a close battle that went all the way to the wire in a final frame shootout where Higgins triumphed 5-4.
Ali Carter knocked out 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham who has been out of form recently. Bingham took the first 2 frames, but Carter with some good breaks, proved too strong for Bingham. Carter will now play either Kyren Wilson or Daniel Wells in the next round.
Liang Wenbo took a 2-0 early lead over Alan McManus but the Scot took 5 impressive frames in a row to win by 5-2 carrying on his form from the world championships just gone.
Another final frame decider was fought between Barry Hawkins and Ryan Day. It was Day that was victorious, completing the match with two impressive centuries to win 5-4, booking his place in the last 16.
Finally teenager Zhou Yuelong was knocked out by David Gilbert, who in good form, clinically sealed the match by winning 5-2.