Sport Luca Brecel wins opening match in China in borrowed clothes

19:52  14 november  2017
19:52  14 november  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Luca Brecel played in borrowed clothes at the Shanghai Masters after losing his suitcase, but that didn’t stop him racing to a 5-0 win over Matthew Stevens. Click here for all the results. The Belgian ace picked up a case identical to his own at the airport when he arrived in China

Luca Brecel (born 8 March 1995 in Dilsen-Stokkem) is a Belgian professional snooker player. He won the European Under-19 title at the age of 14 and is the youngest player to play at the Crucible after qualifying for the 2012 World Championship aged 17.

A clothing emergency did not stop Luca Brecel winning his opening match at the Shanghai Masters: Betway UK Championships - Day Nine - York Barbican © PA WIRE Betway UK Championships - Day Nine - York Barbican

Luca Brecel won his opening match of the Shanghai Masters despite playing in borrowed clothes after picking up the wrong bag at the airport.

The Belgian did not realise his mistake until he opened the case ahead of his first-round meeting with Matthew Stevens.

Brecel was able to wear shoes he found in the stranger's bag but had to borrow clothes from the tournament director and his fellow player Michael White.

It did not put the 22-year-old off, though, and he eased to a 5-0 victory to set up a second-round clash with Jamie Jones.

In an interview on World Snooker's Twitter feed, Brecel said: "I took the wrong bag off the belt, which was exactly the same as mine, but I only realised at maybe 6.15 tonight that it wasn't my bag so I had to borrow Michael White's clothes. Crazy story but luckily I could still play."

There were also straightforward wins for Judd Trump and John Higgins but Mark Selby was taken the distance in a 5-4 victory over Chris Wakelin.

Ronnie O'Sullivan through to Shanghai semis after beating Mark Williams .
Ronnie O'Sullivan saw off Mark Williams 5-1 to book his place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.Ronnie O'Sullivan saw off Mark Williams 5-1 to book his place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

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