Tony Drago

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Tony Drago
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Personal Information
Nicknames The Tornado
Date of birth September 22, 1965
Nationality Maltese
Career
Professional 1985 - current
2005/6 World Ranking 35
Best World Ranking 10 (1988/89)
World Championship Best Quarter-final (1988)
Highest Break 147 (2002)
Minor Ranking Tournament Wins
Strachan Challenge 1993 (leg 3)

Tony Drago (born September 22, 1965) is a professional snooker player from Malta. A combination of exceptionally fast play and an emotional temperament has made him one of the best-loved characters in the game.

Drago's fast play has earned him the nickname "The Tornado". In 1993 he recorded the fastest ever best-of-9 frames victory by beating Sean Lanigan in just 34 minutes. In the 1995 UK Championships, he made a century break in just 210 seconds against John Higgins

Drago once achieved a 149 break, believed to be the second highest break ever made, in a practice match at West Norwood Snooker Club, against Nick Manning.

Drago's highest world ranking was number 10 (in 1998). He reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship the same year, the finals of the Mita World Masters in 1991 (losing to Jimmy White), and the finals of the International Open in 1997 (his only ranking event final, beaten by Stephen Hendry).

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