Munich, (Germany): India's ace cueist Aditya Mehta scored two consecutive wins to move to the last 32 of the Munich Open. (Agencies)
Mehta, world number 68, first defeated six-time world champion Steve Davis and then got the better of former world amateur champion Dechawat Poomjaeng of Thailand in the second round.
Aditya took an early lead of 2-0 with a break of 71 in the first. Post that, both of them struggled. Then Davis grabbed next two frames to match at 2-2. Aditya won the next two frames on the black to win 4-2.
In the second round against Poomjaeng, Aditya started off well with a break of 70 in the first frame followed by 117 in the second and a couple of 40’s in the third to race to a 3-0 lead.
Though Dechawat got one back with a break of 70, Aditya managed to win the next on the blue and booked his win. With this achievement, he has moved to the last 32 to be held in Munich from January 4, 2013.
"This is a very, very good start. In both the rounds I started off very well and grabbed the frames. I am glad to reach to the last 32 and looking forward to the next season," he said.
Munich, (Germany): India's ace cueist Aditya Mehta scored two consecutive wins to move to the last 32 of the Munich Open.