Shaun Murphy staged a remarkable comeback to deny Ding Junhui victory on home soil in the final of the Wuxi Classic today.
Murphy looked set for a heavy defeat when he trailed the local man 8-2 but won the last seven frames to clinch a dramatic 9-8 victory.
Ding, beaten by Murphy in the last 16 of the Betfred.com World Championship a few weeks ago, failed to pot a ball in the last two frames.
"Even at 8-2 down I never stopped believing that I could win," said Murphy, who pocketed a cheque for £20,000.
"When I got to the interval at 8-4 things were looking up and from that point the scoreboard just got better and better for me.
"Ding played well, it wasn't as if he lost it. There was one scrappy frame out of the last seven which I managed to nick, and I won all of the others well."
Murphy's recovery emulates that of Stephen Hendry in the 1991 Wembley Masters final, which he won 9-8 from 8-2 down to Mike Hallett.