By: Markus Noé
With just two days of play left it has been and will continue to be a very hectic day at the U.S Open 9 Ball Championships. Going into the day there were 8 left on the winner side of the bracket. Players already on the losers side had to mentally prepare to play up to six matches today if they wanted to keep their hopes alive.
He has dazzled crowds with his intensity, consistency and sportsmanship and will continue to do so for many years. However to have completely dominated a major championship like he has is a feat that even myself at 29 will probably never see again. So to SVB we should all say thank you and good show.
Moving on, Deuel's draw did not get any easier as he was up against this years China Open winner Albin Ouschan. He was able to pull off another hard fought victory 11-6 and then made a big comeback against the fierce Filipino Carlo Biado gutting out an 11-10 win. He will play Ralf Souquet later on tonight, who was on a charge on the winners side until he lost to Hsu Kai-Lun 11-7.
The other American left standing Justin Bergman is really making a statement in this event. He suffered his only loss to date to Y H Cheng 11-10 This match was reportedly played at a very high level with both players breaking and running 4 tables each twice in the match. Therefore it was no surprise to see him go on today to win his only losers side match so far 11-6. Morris was on a charge of his own with an impressive 11-10 comeback against Francisco Felicilda. Less than an hour later he was stuck 7-0 to Bergman, so goes the battle in ball at times.
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