Chinese wild-card menace Zhao Xintong was at it again in Beijing, chalking up an eighth win in the four ranking events in China to date this season with a 5-0 whitewash of Alex Davies.

Zhao is still just 17, turning 18 this week on Friday, but he has won his wild-card match in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Wuxi this term – following up on the previous three occasions with further victories.

The teenager also revealed a ruthless streak in his post-match press conference, admitting that he had heard Davies was suffering with an upset stomach and planned to make him feel even more uncomfortable from the first frame.

With this latest victory Zhao set up a first-round proper encounter with the in-form Mark Williams – who is no fan of the wild-card system and would happily see them all scrapped.