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Ding Junhui

  • Title

    14 ranking titles
  • Nationality

  • Turned Pro

  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 - six times
  • Location

  • D.O.B

    01 April 1987
  • Money List Earnings

  • Nickname

    The Dragon

Ranking titles: 14
Triple Crown wins: Four (three UK Championships, one Masters)

Career highlights

2005: Burst onto the world scene by winning the China Open aged 18, beating Stephen Hendry in the final. Wins his second ranking title at the UK Championship with victory over Steve Davis
2007: Makes his first competitive 147 against Anthony Hamilton at the Masters and goes on to reach the final, where he succumbs 10-3 against Ronnie O’Sullivan.
2009: Claims a second UK Championship title with a narrow 10-8 defeat of John Higgins in the final
2011: Lifts the Masters title for the only time to date, beating Marco Fu 10-4 in an all-Asian final
2014: Makes history by becoming only the second player, after Stephen Hendry, to win five ranking titles in a single season. Matches another Hendry record by winning three ranking titles in a row (Indian Open, Shanghai Masters and International Championship).
2016: Reaches his first World Championship final where he falls short, losing 18-14 to Mark Selby
2017: Makes the last four at the World Championship and thrashes Kyren Wilson 10-3 in the final of the Yushan World Open to win his 13th ranking title.
2019: Reaches the semi-finals of the Masters. Wins the UK Championship for the third time, knocking out Ronnie O’Sullivan on his way to the final in York before beating Stephen Maguire 10-6 to take the £200,000 top prize.
2022: Reaches the semi-finals of the Turkish Masters – his first run to the last four of a ranking event in three years – before losing 6-5 to Matthew Selt. Makes the final of the UK Championship but narrowly misses out on a fourth UK title, losing 10-7 to Mark Allen after leading 6-1.
2023: Wins the Six Red World Championship for the second time, beating Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 8-6 in the final in Thailand.