The captain is ready to lead the way

Two time World finalist Ali Carter who is also known as “The Captain” by his peers is relishing taking on Jack Lisowski in what’s likely to be a very open encounter.

Carter told reporter Curtis Braithwaite “Jack is a great talent and likes to go for his shots so im expecting fireworks as im also in good form at the moment after coming through 3 tough qualifiers to get here and i also feel I’m due a decent run here so fingers crossed that this could be my year”.

It will also be interesting to see how Lisowski reacts to being a seed for the first time as it comes with a different pressure.

Many believe that it’s only a matter of time before Lisowski wins a ranking event but it remains to be seen and the longer the wait is the more the pressure builds.