Si Jiahui Stages Dramatic Comeback to Secure BetVictor English Open Final Spot

In a thrilling comeback, Si Jiahui of China overcame a 3-1 deficit to secure a 4-3 victory over Switzerland’s top-ranked player, Alexander Ursenbacher, earning himself a spot in the final stages of the BetVictor English Open.

Si’s recent career highlights include a remarkable run to the World Championship semi-finals last season, where he narrowly missed out on a spot in the final due to an outstanding performance by Luca Brecel, resulting in a 17-15 defeat.

Ursenbacher, who had to go through Q School to return to the tour this season, initially took control of the match with impressive breaks of 66 and 77, establishing a 3-1 lead. However, Si mounted a remarkable comeback, winning three consecutive frames, including a pivotal break of 76 in the sixth frame, securing his place in next month’s competition in Brentwood.

Meanwhile, Hossein Vafaei from Iran displayed a stellar performance as he convincingly defeated Scottish newcomer Liam Graham 4-0, showcasing his skills with breaks of 99, 81, 84, and 79 during the whitewash.

The Scottish Open champion, Gary Wilson, faced a tough challenge against Pang Junxu but managed to qualify with a hard-fought 4-3 victory, aided by impressive breaks of 102 and 52.

In other matches, China’s Wu Yize dominated India’s Ishpreet Singh Chadha with a 4-0 win, while Zhou Yuelong secured a 4-2 victory over Ben Woollaston.

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