Notable Moments in Marco Fu’s Career:

Marco Fu Ka-chun is a professional snooker player from Hong Kong, China. He was born on January 8, 1978 in Hong Kong. He became a professional snooker player in 1998. Before turning professional, he won the World Amateur and World Under-21 Championships, both in 1997. He has reached six ranking event finals.

Notable Moments in Marco Fu’s Career:

  • 1998: Marco Fu reaches his first ranking final at the Grand Prix but falls short to Stephen Lee.
  • 2003: He secures a victory in the Premier League, triumphing over Mark Williams in the final.
  • 2006: In a memorable World Championship run, Fu reaches the semi-finals, staging a remarkable comeback from 15-9 down to level the score at 16-16 against Peter Ebdon, only to narrowly lose in the deciding frame.
  • 2007: Marco Fu captures his first ranking title at the Grand Prix in Aberdeen by defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-6 in the final, an achievement he considers the pinnacle of his career.
  • 2008: He reaches the final of the UK Championship and engages in a closely contested battle against Shaun Murphy, ultimately losing 10-9.
  • 2011: Fu makes it to the final of the Masters but faces a defeat in an all-Asian clash against Ding Junhui, with a final score of 10-4.
  • 2013: He claims his second ranking title at the Australian Goldfields Open, with notable wins against Ken Doherty and Shaun Murphy, culminating in a 9-6 victory over local favorite Neil Robertson in the final. Additionally, Fu reaches the final of the International Championship and narrowly loses 10-9 to Ding Junhui. He also secures the runner-up position at the German Masters.
  • 2015: Marco Fu clinches the Gibraltar Open title, triumphing over Michael White with a commanding 4-1 win in the final. He also achieves a remarkable milestone by scoring a 147 at the Masters, becoming only the third player in the event’s history to achieve a maximum break.
  • 2016: Fu’s spectacular performance continues as he secures his third ranking title at the Scottish Open, recording a remarkable 11 centuries during the tournament. In the final, he stages a remarkable comeback from a 4-1 deficit to win 9-4 against local favorite John Higgins. He also reaches the semi-finals of the World Championship for the second time in his career but loses a closely contested match 17-15 to Mark Selby.
  • 2017: Fu reaches the final of the Players Championship but faces a 10-8 defeat at the hands of Judd Trump. His performance helps him climb to the sixth position in the world rankings.
  • 2018: Marco Fu takes a break from the professional tour after undergoing eye surgery.
  • 2021: After a hiatus from the professional tour due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fu makes a welcomed return with an invitational tour card.
  • 2022: In a thrilling semi-final match at his home tournament, the Hong Kong Masters, Fu scores a remarkable 147 in the deciding frame to secure a 6-5 victory over John Higgins. He then advances to the final but experiences a 6-4 loss to Ronnie O’Sullivan, in front of a record crowd of 9,000 fans.

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