Ricoh Arena Coventry - November 3-9, 2014

Player Profile - Ricky Walden

DOB:

11 Nov 1982

Lives:

Chester

Turned Pro:

2000

Ranking Victories:

2

Qualified As:

Wuxi Classic 2012 winner

Walden's 2012/13 season was bookended by superb displays in the Wuxi Classic and the World Championship.

At the former he beat Stuart Bingham 10-4 in the final - despite a 147 from his opponent - to win his second ranking title. Both of his crowns have come in China.

Walden experienced a dip in form in the middle of the season but bounced back with a fine run to the World semi-finals. He had never previously won a match at the Crucible but proved his ability to thrive on the big stage by knocking out Michael Holt, Robert Milkins and Michael White. And he looked set for the final when he led Barry Hawkins 6-2, but eventually lost 17-14.

Ranking tournament victories:
Wuxi Classic 2012
Shanghai Masters 2008

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