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Brecel reaches snooker UK Championship quarters

Updated: 2012-12-06 10:15
( Xinhua)

LONDON - Belgian teenager Luca Brecel surprised all to reach the last eight of the snooker UK Championship in York on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old, ranked 74th in the world, came back from 3-0 down to beat Mark King. He will next take on former world champion Shaun Murphy.

Brecel, who turned professional in 2011, competed in the event as a wild card entry because of finishing outside the top 64.

Brecel said: "It's amazing, unbelievable. It was a great match for me. I was feeling very bad and I wanted to go home, but in the fourth frame everything changed.

"After the first frame I won, I gained in confidence. It was an amazing moment at the end."

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