Basildon’s Stuart Bingham crashed out of the Wuxi Classic in China yesterday after a final frame decider.
World number 12 Bingham was beaten 5-4 by Marco Fu who now goes on to meet Barry Hawkins in the quarter-final.
Bingham got off to a slow start, going 2-0 down but fought back to win the next three frames to take the lead.
The fourth frame included his biggest break of the match (57).
Fu then won two frames on the bounce to take it to 4-3, but Bingham forced a decider which Fu won 78-34.