Ding beats home hope Mehta

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Sheffield-based Ding Junhui dashed home hope Aditya Mehta’s Indian Open dream by claiming a spectacular 5-0 win in the final in New Delhi yesterday.

The Chinese world No 4 was at his punishing best, with the 26-year-old following a steady run of 52 in a tight opener with breaks of 81, 107, 93 and 100, restricting Mehta to just two points in a four-frame spell.

It earnedDing a first prize of £50,000, with 27-year-old Mehta settling for the runners-up cheque of £25,000.