Welsh Open: Ding Junhui eases past Chris Totten to reach second round
China's Ding Junhui is in action at the Welsh Open, taking on Scotland's Chris Totten in the first round on Tuesday.
The world No. 8 has endured a disappointing season－he hasn't made it past the quarter-finals of a ranking tournament－which means he needs to lift the trophy in Cardiff in order to make it to the Players Championship next month.
A miss on this blue helped hand the Chinese player the opening frame.
World No. 92 Totten looked to get back on track with a long red pot in the second, but Ding came back to the table to clear up with a break of 80 to go two-nil in front.
The day doesn't get any better for the Scot, who ends up sinking the white while trying to break up the reds in the third. His opponent responded by going on a run of 75 without reply to win the frame.
Ding climbed on the table en route to completing the 4-0 win with a century. The 31-year-old next faces Oliver Lines in the last 32.
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan booked his place in the second round with a victory over Sanderson Lam as Mark Selby beat Anthony McGill 4-2, with Adam Duffy his next opponent.