Ding Triumphs Over Un-Nooh in Six-Red Final!

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.Ding Junhui has secured his second Six Red World Championship title after a hard-fought victory over home favorite Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in Pathum Thani, Thailand. The Chinese snooker ace, who last won the shorter format World Championship in 2016, clinched the title with an 8-6 win against Un-Nooh.

Despite his impressive record of 14 ranking event wins, Ding had not tasted victory on the World Snooker Tour since the 2019 UK Championship. His triumph in Thailand will, therefore, come as a major confidence boost for the former world number one, who is currently ranked 24th in the world.

Ding’s victory sees him take home the top prize of 4.2 million Baht, which is equivalent to over £100,000. He also secured the stunning trophy awarded by the King of Thailand for the event.

Un-Nooh, who won the Six Red World Championship in 2015, was hoping for a second victory in the tournament, but ultimately had to settle for the runner-up spot.

The match got off to a strong start for Ding, who fired in an impressive run of 72 to take the initial advantage in the opening frame. He quickly extended his lead with another break of 71 in the second frame. However, Un-Nooh responded with a break of 51 in the third frame to get back into the match.

The fourth frame was a prolonged safety battle, which Ding eventually lost, allowing Un-Nooh to level the match at 2-2. Despite this setback, Ding rallied to take three consecutive frames, extending his lead to 5-2.

Un-Nooh refused to give up and fought back, reducing the deficit to 5-3 with a break of 34 in the eighth frame. He continued to battle, pulling back to within a frame at 5-4, but Ding’s consistent play saw him pull ahead once again, eventually taking the match 8-6.

Reflecting on his win, Ding said, “I feel good. The six red is quite fun for the players. There isn’t much pressure with the ranking points, so it is relaxed. The organization was so good for the tournament. I am happy to come here and win again.”

The victory is a significant step for Ding, who faces a trip to the World Championship qualifying in order to secure a place at the Crucible. His fans will be hoping that this win provides the momentum he needs to regain his place as one of the world’s top snooker players.

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