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  Monday, 22 April, 2002, 19:53 GMT 20:53 UK
Ebdon in a hurry
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Peter Ebdon booked his place in the second round of the Embassy World Championship with a 9-4 victory over Michael Judge.

The match was finely poised when it resumed on Monday evening, with Ebdon leading his Irish opponent 5-4.

But the English player, not usually noted for his fast play, wasted little time, kicking off the session with a 102 break.

Ebdon then reeled off the next three frames to lie within one frame of victory at the mid-session interval.


The year I got to the final I was swimming a mile three times a week
Peter Ebdon
And the break could not save Judge as Ebdon, resplendent in a bright blue waistcoat, took the next frame with a break of 101 to secure victory.

Swimming regime

Ebdon later told BBC Sport Online that he preferred the longer-frame matches, because it allowed him to make the most of his training regime.

"I swim between a half-mile and a mile each day," he said.

"It's the first time I've kept up the routine throughout a whole season.

"The year I got to the final, I was swimming a mile three times a week. I've only missed three weeks this season.

"I've always enjoyed playing long matches and I know how much it takes out of you, so this regime is helping with that."

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