Reanne Evans: Kyren Wilson’s game paying off after listening to critics

Twelve-times world women’s snooker champion Reanne Evans says Kyren Wilson is benefitting from listening and adapting to criticism of his game.

Wilson dominated the opening session of his World Championship semi-final against Shaun Murphy on Thursday – earning him a 6-2 overnight lead.

The strong starts now makes Wilson a big favourite to win the best-out-of-33 match and reach a second consecutive World Championship final, having lost to Ronnie O’Sullivan in his first Crucible final a year ago.

Pundits were impressed with the Kettering star who beat one of the pre-tournament favourites Neil Robertson in the quarter finals 13-8.

At one point during the semi-final clash, “Crucible King” Stephen Hendry while commentating said Wilson had put in a “world champion performance”.

Kyren Wilson. Picture by Monique Limbos

And Reanne Evans, who has also been working as a pundit for the BBC and Eurosport throughout the season, tweeted to say Wilson is benefitting from always wanting to adapt and improve his game.

One of the (very few) criticisms Wilson has received in recent years is his tendency to lose control of the cueball while at the table during big matches.

In 2018 top player Joe Perry said: “If Kyren Wilson’s cue ball control ever catches up with the rest of his game he could seriously win lots of big events!! #onlythingmissing.”

Evans tweeted last night: “Kyren always learning and trying to adapt his game. Listening to the criticism about his cue ball in the past has paid off I think.”

The semi-final continues on Friday afternoon before coming to a conclusion on Saturday.

The other semi-final saw Mark Selby and Stuart Bingham tied at 4-4 at the end of their opening session.

One thought on “Reanne Evans: Kyren Wilson’s game paying off after listening to critics

  1. I think Kyren loses the white because he is over coached – very well coached – and hi cue action is not his own; it is manufactured.

    He has made so many corrections to have that perfectly straight and consistent technique that he has no feel for the shot; and plays areas which is working well. All the players that have tight control have a shorter backswing and accelerate the cue quicker over a shorter distance through the white, allowing more β€œfeel”

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