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Doherty squeezes past Sajjad into 1st round

1997 World Champion stages a late comeback to set up first round match against Graeme Dott.

Ken Doherty just shaded his wildcard match against Mohammad Sajjad in the Shanghai Masters, 5-4 the final score.

Sajjad, the Pakistani champion, went ahead 4-2 at one stage but Doherty fought back with two half century breaks- winning the decider with a break of eighty three.

Graeme Dott is the opposition for Doherty in the first round. Eurosport rounds up the rest of the afternoon’s session.

“World number 33 Andrew Higginson proved too strong for Rouzi Miamaiti, coming through 5-2. Robert Milkinscould not recover from gifting Jin Long the first three frames of their match, eventually succumbing 5-3 to the local favourite. Tian Pengfei could not join Long in the first round, going down 5-2 to Jamie Burnett in a match where both players hit breaks in excess of 130.”

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