Paul Hunter Classic 2017

Player Details

Tony Drago

D.O.B. 22 Sep 1965

 

Lives Valletta

 

Turned Pro 1985

 

Best Ranking Performance Runner-up - International Open 1997

 

Money list earnings 2012/13 + 2013/14 £21,889

 

Highest Tournament Break 147 - B&H Championship 2002

 

Drago's best run of the 2013/14 season came at the European Tour event in Antwerp as he won three matches to reach the last 16 before losing to Mark Selby.

 

That meant he did just enough to earn a new two-year tour card via the European Tour Order of Merit. Drago had an anxious wait to see whether other results would deny him a place on the pro tour, but in the end he kept his card.

 

Drago is one of snooker's most popular players with a flamboyant personality and a remarkably fast, attacking style. He compiled a century break in just 210 seconds during the 1995 UK Championship and holds the record for the fastest frame - just three minutes - which he set at the 1988 International in Stoke against Danny Fowler.

 

 

He made his World Championship debut in 1986 and his first appearance at the Crucible two years later, when he defeated Alex Higgins and Dennis Taylor on his way through to the quarter-finals. Steve Davis was his opponent but, over the best-of-25-frames, he could win only four.

 

 

Drago reached the final of a world ranking tournament for the first time at the 1997 International Open in Aberdeen, beating John Parrott 5-3 in the quarter-finals and John Higgins 6-5 in the semis. The exertions of that match took their toll in the final, which Stephen Hendry won 9-1.

 

 

Away from the table, he is a fan of Italian football giants Juventus and also loves tennis.

 

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