Mark Allen bows out of Shanghai Masters after 5-2 defeat by Ding Junhui

Mark Allen
Mark Allen won the Players Championship last season

Mark Allen bowed out of the Shanghai Masters after a 5-2 last-16 defeat by local hero Ding Junhui.

The Chinese star hit five breaks over 50, with a top run of 86, as he accounted for world number six Allen.

Ding's win sets up a quarter-final with Michael Holt who earned a 5-2 victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan.

O'Sullivan, making his first tournament appearance of the season, led 2-1 before Holt took control to reel off four frames helped by a break of 103.

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