A long flight to India and a Wild Card round to start with against amateur Brijesh Damani. There is never an easy match in this sport especially with short format matches of the best of seven frames. No one should take any player lightly. Sam was reminded of this when he went 0-1 down. However, it did not take him too long to get back into the match taking the next four frames to win 4-1.
First round proper and with a match under his belt Sam should have been in good fettle for his next opponent, Rod Lawler. However, things didn't go to plan from the off as Rod hit Sam with an 86 to win the first frame followed by three more frames to beat Sam 4-0.
A bit of a lull now before the World Championships which start early April so it's back on the practice table :)
For the full results select Indian Open
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