Mark Allen remains the man to beat at Haikou World Open

Antrim's Mark Allen

Antrim's Mark Allen

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Mark Allen has progressed to the third round of the Haikou World Open after defeating Mark Williams on Wednesday.

Allen sealed a spirited 5-3 win over Williams to stay on course for a third successive win in the tournament.

The Antrim cue star came from 3-2 behind to overcome former world champion Williams in their second-round tussle.

“It was enough today. I wouldn’t recommend it,” Allen said on

Next for Allen is Ricky Walden – a 5-1 victor against Ken Doherty.


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