Kyren Wilson reaches World Championship quarter-finals

Kyren Wilson once again showed why he is considered a future world champion after he showed his true temperament in beating Stuart Bingham on the big stage.

The Kettering based potter made it back to back quarter-final appearances at the Crucible after beating the 2015 world champion 13-10.

Kyren Wilson. Picture by Monique Limbos

And who knows – the man regarded as a future champion of the world could do the job as soon as ten days time if he continues his fine form.

Wilson made a superb start to the match taking a 5-0 lead and despite Bingham’s best efforts to fight back, Wilson kept his composure and got over the winning line.

Wilson will next face either Mark Allen or John Higgins in the next round.

The pair began their second round encounter this afternoon with Allen knocking in six breaks of 50 or more to take an overnight lead of 5-3 against the four-times world champion.

Meanwhile Ronnie O’Sullivan stands just three frames away from reaching the quarter-finals after he took an overnight lead of 10-6 against Shaun Murphy.

Ronnie O’Sullivan. Picture by Monique Limbos

O’Sullivan at one stage threatened to win the match with a session to spare when he took a 9-3 lead but 2005 world champion Murphy fought back winning three frames on the bounce.

Murphy was odds on to make it 9-7 but missed a crucial final green with the rest which allowed O’Sullivan to leave the arena with a healthy four frame advantage.

And an intriguing match between Liang Wenbo and last year’s finalist Ding Junhui is sure to come to an exciting finish on Saturday.

The top two Chinese stars have been going toe to toe in an entertaining match which Ding leads 9-7. But Liang fought back from 6-2 down after the first session to go into the finale just two frames behind.

Liang Wenbo. Picture courtesy of World Snooker


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