Walden Becomes Father, Withdraws From Shanghai

Walden3Congratulations to Ricky Walden and wife Natalie, who as revealed on Twitter a short time ago, yesterday became parents for the first time following the birth of his son.

Ricky has now withdrawn from the Shanghai Masters, the tournament that he of course won back in 2008, meaning that Matt Selt receives a walkover to the last 16 and a meeting with either Judd Trump or Robert Milkins.

Ricky spoke to World Snooker about his new arrival a few weeks ago ahead of the Paul Hunter Classic.