Mark Allen remains the man to beat at Haikou World Open

Antrim's Mark Allen
Antrim's Mark Allen

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.