Marco Fu Player Profile
Marco Fu Stats
Date of birth: 8 June, 1978
Nationality: Hong Kong
First turned professional: 1998
Highest ranking: 5
Ranking titles: 3
Triple Crown titles: 0
Crucible best: semi-final
Masters appearances: 12
147 breaks: 5
Soon after winning World Amateur Championships at senior and under-21 level in 1997, Marco Fu turned professional and joined the Main Tour.
The Hong Kong cueist’s start to life on the pro circuit could hardly have been more impressive, as he quickly reached the final of the 1998 Grand Prix.
However, despite this early promise Fu’s career can probably best be described as inconsistent.
This is reflected by his topsy-turvy record in the ranking list, where he dramatically bounced in and out of the top 16 for almost two decades.
At his best, Fu produced an all-round level that was a match for anybody – highlighted by an unusual early-career spell that saw him boast a superior record against Ronnie O’Sullivan.
In 2003, Fu beat the Rocket in the semi-finals of the Premier League and then Mark Williams in the final to land his first significant piece of silverware.
However, it wasn’t until 2007 that he finally emerged triumphantly in a ranking event.
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Ironically, it was back at the Grand Prix, with Fu overcoming O’Sullivan 9-6 in Aberdeen to lift the trophy aloft.
A year later, he came within a whisker of securing success in a Triple Crown event, just falling short in a 10-9 reverse to Shaun Murphy in the UK Championship title decider.
Fu was also a runner-up at the Masters to Ding Junhui, a landmark occasion that saw two Asian players contest a major final for the first time.
A second ranking crown finally arrived in 2013 with his triumph in the Australian Open, and after producing a remarkable display to beat John Higgins and win the 2016 Scottish Open, Fu rose to a career-high ranking of number five.
Soon after his form declined, and by the time COVID-19 began to restrict his playing opportunities he was already scrambling for tour survival.
With the coronavirus rules relaxed in Hong Kong in 2022, Fu rejoined the Main Tour via an invitational tour card and reached the final of the Hong Kong Masters in front of his home fans.
Ranking Event Victories
- 2007 Grand Prix
- 2013 Australian Open
- 2016 Scottish Open
Other Notable Victories
- Premier League (2003)
- Championship League (2010)
- General Cup (2015)
- Thailand Masters (2006)
- Minor ranking events (2015 Gibraltar Open)
Featured photo credit: WST
Marco Fu Player Profile
SHQ Stars: How it works
|Rating||SHQ Stars||Career Requirements|
|Black||★★★★★★★||multiple world champion; 30+ ranking titles; career triple crown; world no.1 (at least 3)|
|Pink||★★★★★★||world champion; 10+ ranking titles; multiple winner of triple crown events; member of top 2; 15+ seasons in top 16 (at least 3)|
|Blue||★★★★★||winner of triple crown event; 5+ ranking titles; member of top 4; 12+ seasons in top 16 (at least 2)|
|Brown||★★★★||2+ ranking titles; member of top 8; triple crown event finalist; 8+ seasons in the top 16 (at least 2)|
|Green||★★★||ranking title; member of top 16 (at least 1)|
|Yellow||★★||member of top 64|