Cao Yupeng could kick on in homeland against Hawkins
Londoner may find it difficult to contain ace Chinese potter
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Barry Hawkins dismantled Michael White 6-1 in the last 32 of the China Open but the Londoner still may not be safe against improving Cao Yupeng.
Cao swept aside Dave Gilbert 6-2 in another impressive display and something has to give when he meets the Hawk for a place in the Beijing quarter-finals.
Hawkins is now one of the most controlled performers but Cao possesses sufficient talent to make life tough for the favourite.
Early risers can consider siding with Chinese outsiders Luo Honghao, Lyu Haotian and Zhou Yuelong on games handicaps.
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