Selby relishing Xintong Challenge

Mark Selby says he is chomping at the bit to get his Crucible campaign under way against Chinese Prodigy Zhao Xintong. Xintong is one of the most exciting talents the game has ever seen and the Jester from Leicester know’s that he’ll have to be on point from ball one if he is to avoid an exit at the first hurdle.

Selby told reporters Emma Maflin and Curtis Braithwaite ” I’ve been on the practice table constantly since my early exit in China and i want to put my form in the UK right as it’s been a lean period for me in the Uk events this season”.

Selby has had success in China over the last 12 months winning both the China Championship and China Open but in the UK its been quite a lean spell for someone of the class of the 3 time world champion and us at are sure that it won’t be long before he’s back in the winner’s enclosure on these shores.