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Steve Davis eased into the first round of the Shanghai Master after beating Zhu Yinghui 5-1

Updated: Monday, 17 Sep 2012 21:07 | Comments

Romford veteran Steve Davis is still striving to compete at the highest level in the sport
Romford veteran Steve Davis is still striving to compete at the highest level in the sport

Six-time world champion Steve Davis cruised through his wildcard clash at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, seeing off Zhu Yinghui 5-1.

Davis, now 55, was only denied a whitewash win when his home opponent cut in a tricky brown and subsequent long blue to take the fifth frame. Davis` reward is a first-round meeting with Ricky Walden.

Robert Milkins also came through his clash by shading Zhou Yuelong by the odd frame in nine, while Jamie Jones saw off Lu Ning 5-2. Marco Fu squandered a 4-3 lead against Lu Haotian, eventually losing 5-4. 

Fu will have been disappointed to lose to Lu, who at 15 is the youngest player in the tournament, while England`s Mark Davis will have been unhappy at going down to Mark Williams by the same scoreline in their first-round clash.

Welshman Matthew Stevens also made an early exit, losing in the first round to Joe Perry 5-2.

Back in the wildcard clashes Ryan Day was a 5-0 victor over Wang Yuchen and Mark King beat Zhao Xintong 5-3.

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