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Home favourite stuns former world champion at Indian Open

ESPN staff
October 14, 2013
Neil Robertson was a comfortable victor on the opening day © Getty Images

Aditya Mehta gave his supporters plenty to cheer about at the Indian Open after he stunned former world champion Peter Ebdon in a final frame.

In the first ranking event to be played in India, home favourite Mehta made a break of 127 to knock out 2002 Crucible King Ebdon, who had been 3-1 behind and levelled at 3-3.

"It's a special win under the circumstances," Mehta said. "Peter is a phenomenal competitor and you could see that in his face. I have thrown away leads before and learned the hard way. I should have won 4-2 but he showed his experience in coming back to 3-3."

World No. 1 Neil Robertson rattled in three centuries to record a 4-1 victory over Noppon Saengkham, but Ryan Day stumbled to a 4-2 defeat to this year's surprise package at the World Championship Dechawat Poomjaeng.

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