Ding Junhui's hopes of becoming the first Chinese player to win the world snooker title was put on hold for another year following a 13-7 quarterfinal defeat to England’s Barry Hawkins at the Crucible Theatre on Tuesday.

Quarterfinal result:

Barry Hawkins (Eng) bt Ding Junhui (Chn) 13-7 (83-30, 79-23 (55), 0-84 (84), 2-62 (56), 0-74, 64-19, 63-19 (51), 83-37 (70), 76-24 (65), 59-33, 0-128 (51, 76), 79-12 (79), 0-75 (58), 46-58, 79-19 (75), 0-72 (72), 72-41, 78-0 (64), 65-52, 70-15 (60)). — Agencies

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