Riga Masters: Ryan Day in scintillating form to win maiden ranking title

There was a fairytale start to the 2017/18 season as World number 18 Ryan Day defeated Stephen Maguire to win his first ranking title since turning professional in 1998. Day cruises past Perry In a busy final day at the Riga Masters which saw both Day and Maguire play three matches apiece, the Welsh number two was in great form from the outset. He whitewashed Joe Perry with four half-century breaks to set up a semi-final with compatriot Mark Williams. Meanwhile, Maguire was having a much tougher time against Andrew Higginson. At one stage 3-2 behind, Maguire had to dig deep to win consecutive frames and qualify with an excellent 112 break under pressure. Embed from Getty Images   Thrilling semi-finals set up intriguing final Both players encountered thrilling semi-finals that went right down to the wire. Day recovered from 3-2 behind to defeat Williams 5-4 with an excellent contribution of 77 to win the contest. On the...
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