This comes after the snooker champion made into semifinals in the first leg, last month in Doha.
Winning both his league matches, the nineteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani advances into the knock-out stage of the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour, held in Jinan, China on Monday.
Advani continued his winning streak just after he made it through the first leg, held last month in Doha. With his outstanding performance, the world-class player has once again raised the hopes and expectations of conquering yet another title on his name.
Pankaj Advani overcame Chinese snooker Pang Junxu in his first match by 4-2. Later, the Indian champion outclassed Qatar’s Ahmed Saif by 4-0. Despite the opening break, the Qatari was not able to put up a decisive lead against Advani. He neatly put away a few colours to bring down the first frame to the deciding black ball. With a few errors by the Qatar snooker player, Advani took the lead by 1-0 and gained the momentum, thereon.
Though there was a tough fight in the fourth frame of the game, Pankaj who was already leading by 38-1, again took 2 points to win the frame. With this, he confirmed his made it to the last-16 stage, which is to begin from Tuesday.
On a parallel side, other Indian players had quite a mixed day at the Asian Snooker Tour. Snookers Manan Chandra and Varun Madan lost their first matches, respectively. Also, Kamal Chawla, another snooker player, won his game by a close 4-3 streak. The final tie game today will be decisive for the players.
10-red snooker, a different sort of format, forms the base in the 3-leg continental tour. The final round of the tour is slated for India, but the details for the same are yet to be confirmed.