Lin Yun-Ju kept up his fearless performance at the T2Cavern with a commanding win over Wong Chun Ting to book himself a place in the title-decider. Having admitted to not giving himself much of a chance in this, the 17-year-old from Taiwan is now one win away from picking up US$100,000. Against Wong, Lin fell 5-9 behind in the opening game but reeled off six straight points to be the first on the board. His confidence boosted, Lin streaked to a 5-0 lead in the second game, attacking the ball early and instinctively to put Wong on the back foot. The Hong Kong player simply could not cope with Lin’s swift returns and had to concede. Having beaten Ma Long and Jun Mizutani in his previous matches, Lin will need one more giant-killing act to record the biggest win of his career.
I think I went into the match with the right mindset. I stayed calm and played my normal game. I’ve not thought much about who I want to meet in the final nor what to do with the prize money from here.
In our previous meetings there were points where he had me in trouble and today he exploited those weak areas of mine. He’s beaten players from China before and is proving to be a very strong player.
Wong Chun Ting
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