Ronnie O'Sullivan's conquerer falls short of epic comeback as Marco Fu books final four place
Barry Hawkins fell just short of a famous comeback at the Crucible tonight, as Hong Kong's Marco Fu held on to win their Snooker World Championship quarter-final clash 13-11.
After trailing 9-1, Hawkins started a brilliant fightback that saw him reduce the gap to 12-11 but Fu composed himself for an excellent final clearance to move into the semi-final, where he will face 2014 champion Mark Selby.
On the other side of the draw, China's Ding Junhui will face Scotland's Alan McManus, who will play his first semi-final since 1993.
McManus edged four-time champion John Higgins 13-11 in tonight's other quarter-final.