It means Ronnie O’Sullivan will receive a bye through to the semi-finals.
A high-quality octet will vie to reach the last four.
It’s the world number one’s first defeat over the short distance in more than a year.
It’s a busy day of action ahead at the Celtic Manor.
The seven-time world champion’s comeback has been a damp squib so far.
The “Rocket” is bidding for a record-equalling fifth Welsh Open title this week.
There are still 32 first-round matches to be played.
The Welshman won many of the game’s biggest events.
The third longest-running ranking event takes place this week.