21 Facts About Marco Fu


Marco Fu Ka-chun, MH, JP is a Hong Kong professional snooker player.


Marco Fu is a three-time ranking event winner, having won the 2007 Grand Prix, the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open and the 2016 Scottish Open.


Marco Fu has been a runner-up at two Triple Crown events, at the 2008 UK Championship and the 2011 Masters.


Marco Fu turned professional in 1998 and has remained on the World Snooker Tour to-date.


Marco Fu began playing snooker at age nine, but did not do so regularly until he was 15.


Marco Fu was voted World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Newcomer of the Year and WSA Young Player of the Year in 1999.


Marco Fu failed to qualify for three ranking events, including the 2002 World Snooker Championship, and, as a result, his ranking fell to 27 for the following season.

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Marco Fu's best result the following season was a quarter-final loss to Ding Junhui at the China Open.


Marco Fu finished the season ranked 25, falling nine places.


Marco Fu's best result during the season was a quarter-final run in the China Open, where he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan.


Marco Fu later reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 UK Championship, losing to Mark Selby and the semi-finals of the 2008 Masters, losing to Stephen Lee.


Marco Fu capped a successful season by finishing in career high 14th in the rankings, a climb of thirteen places from the previous season.


Marco Fu suffered a first round defeat to John Higgins at the Masters.


Marco Fu later finished 16th on the Players Tour Championship Order of Merit.


Marco Fu finished the season ranked world number 23, the first time he had been outside of the elite top 16 since 2007.


Marco Fu was knocked out in the first round of the Shanghai Masters.


Marco Fu announced that he would not enter any more tournaments before making a full recovery and regaining his old level in training.


Marco Fu lost in the first round of qualifying, being defeated in a deciding frame by Ian Burns.


Marco Fu did not qualify for the subsequent 2022 British Open or the 2022 Northern Ireland Open, but was invited to compete as a local wildcard in the 2022 Hong Kong Masters, where he reached the final.


Marco Fu achieved a maximum break on five occasions, at the 2000 Scottish Masters, the qualifying stages for the 2012 World Open, the 2015 Masters, the 2015 Gibraltar Open and the 2022 Hong Kong Masters.


Marco Fu once held the record for the longest frame in the history of televised snooker.