Snooker - Ding wins third title on the bounce

Ding Junhui edged Macro Fu 10-9 in an enthralling final at the International Championship to become the first player to win three consecutive ranking titles since Stephen Hendry in 1990.

Five centuries helped Ding build a 6-4 lead before Fu fought back in the second session, taking the lead on three occasions and falling just short of a 147 break.

Fu stood a frame away from victory at 9-8 but Ding responded with a 58 to draw level and sealed the title with a 91 in the decider.