BBC Sport - UK Snooker Championship 2013: Ding Junhui feels on top of world

Ding feels like best in the world

China's Ding Junhui feels he is "the best player in the world" ahead of the 2013 UK Snooker Championship.

Ding is seeking to win a fourth successive ranking event in York, but defending champion Mark Selby vows he will "never give in" as he attempts to retain his title.

The total prize money for the event has increased from £625,000 to £700,000 this year, with the champion set to pocket £150,000.

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