China's Yan Bingtao in action at the 2021 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield in April. Photo: Xinhua
China's Yan Bingtao in action at the 2021 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield in April. Photo: Xinhua

English Open 2021: China’s Yan Bingtao loses to John Higgins in quarter-finals

  • Veteran Scot also beat Chinese youngster in semi-finals of Northern Ireland Open three weeks ago
  • Yan set to overtake former world No 1 Ding Junhui as China’s top ranked player

China's Yan Bingtao in action at the 2021 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield in April. Photo: Xinhua
China's Yan Bingtao in action at the 2021 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield in April. Photo: Xinhua
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