Fergal O'Brien Back On Tour!

Zhao Xintong

  • Title

    2021 UK Champion
  • Nationality

    Chinese
  • Turned Pro

    2016
  • Highest Tournament Break

    144
  • Location

    China
  • D.O.B

    03 April 1997
  • Money List Earnings

    £434,500
  • Nickname

    The Cyclone
Season Stats
  • Frames Played

    358
  • Frames Won

    207
  • Frames Lost

    151
  • Frames Won Percentage

    57.82%
  • Shots Played

    8607
  • Shots Per Frame

    24.04
  • Breaks Over 50

    156
  • 50 Break Rate

    2.29
  • Breaks Over 100

    31
  • 100 Break Rate

    11.55

Ranking titles: Two

Career highlights:

2015: Runner-up at the World Amateur Championship, which earns him a place on the tour.
2017: Beats John Higgins on his way to the last 16 of the German Masters.
2018: Reaches the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time at the China Championship, beating the likes of Mark Williams and Barry Hawkins before losing to Mark Selby.
2019: Reaches the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open. Qualifies for the final stages of the World Championship for the first time, losing 10-7 to Mark Selby on his Crucible debut. Climbs into the world’s top 64.
2020: Makes quarter-finals of the German Masters in Berlin and the World Grand Prix. Climbs into the world’s top 32.
2021: Reaches the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix, beating John Higgins in the process. Wins his first ranking title in style at the UK Championship, knocking out the likes of John Higgins and Barry Hawkins to reach the final before a 10-5 victory over Luca Brecel. Becomes the fourth player from mainland China to win a ranking title, joining Ding Junhui, Liang Wenbo and Yan Bingtao.
2022: Wins his second ranking title within the space of eight weeks at the German Masters in Berlin. Crushes Yan Bingtao 9-0 in the final – only the third whitewash in a two-session ranking event final in snooker history.