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Marco Fu

  • Title

    Three ranking titles
  • Nationality

    Hong Kong
  • Turned Pro

    1998
  • Highest Tournament Break

    147 four times
  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • D.O.B

    08 January 1978
  • Money List Earnings

    £78,750
  • Nickname

    -

Ranking titles: three

Career highlights:

1998: Reaches his first ranking final at the Grand Prix, losing to Stephen Lee.
2003: Wins the Premier League, beating Mark Williams in the final.
2006: Reaches the semi-finals of the World Championship then comes from 15-9 down to 16-16 against Peter Ebdon, only to lose the deciding frame.
2007: Lands his first ranking title at the Grand Prix in Aberdeen, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-6 in the final with what Fu describes as the best performance of his career.
2008: Makes the final of the UK Championship and battles Shaun Murphy all the way, losing 10-9.
2011: Reaches the final of the Masters but loses an all-Asian clash against Ding Junhui 10-4.
2013: Wins his second ranking title at the Australian Goldfields Open, beating the likes of Ken Doherty and Shaun Murphy to reach the final, before a 9-6 win over home favourite Neil Robertson. Reaches the final of the International Championship, losing 10-9 to Ding Junhui. Also runner-up at the German Masters.
2015: Wins the Gibraltar Open, beating Michael White 4-1 in the final. Makes a 147 at the Masters, becoming only the third player in the history of the event to score a maximum.
2016: Wins his third ranking title in spectacular fashion at the Scottish Open, making 11 centuries during the tournament. Faced with home favourite John Higgins in the final, Fu comes from 4-1 down to win 9-4. Reaches the semi-finals of the World Championship for the second time in his career, losing 17-15 to Mark Selby.
2017: Reaches the final of the Players Championship before losing 10-8 to Judd Trump. Climbs to number six in the world.