Kyren “The Warrior” Wilson battled back from 8-4 down to win 13-11 in one of the best matches the Crucible has ever seen. This top quality encounter featured 9 centuries breaks and 8 other breaks of 60 plus and Kyren will strongly fancy getting his hands on this year’s trophy in this current form. After his great victory Kyren spoke to howeveryoulikebreak.com reporter Curtis Braithwaite and said ” I’m absolutely shattered, Barry is one of the toughest player’s to beat and I’m over the moon with this victory”. Kyren will now face David Gilbert in the quarter finals.
Ali Carter booked his place in the quarter finals with a confidence building 13-9 victory over young Chinese star Zhou Yuelong. Carter who found himself 9-7 down going into this afternoon’s final session fired in breaks of 51,55,72 and 75 to turn this match on his head and grab his spot in the last 8. Carter will now face Gary Wilson in the quarter finals.
Judd Trump produced a virtuoso final session display to roar into the quarter finals with a 13-9 victory over Ding Junhui. Judd trailed 9-7 going into this evening’s final session but powered in breaks of 54,79,93 and 103 to win 6 frames in a row and book a quarter final battle with Stephen Maguire.
John Higgins sealed his quarter final spot with a 13-11 victory over Stuart Bingham. This battle of former world champions was a war of attrition but the rock solid Scotsman held his nerve to book a mouth watering quarter final against Neil Robertson
Kyren Wilson 13-11 Barry Hawkins
Ali Carter 13-9 Zhou Yuelong
Judd Trump 13-9 Ding Junhui
John Higgins 13-11 Stuart Bingham
Quarter final line up
Judd Trump vs Stephen Maguire
David Gilbert vs Kyren Wilson
Neil Robertson vs John Higgins
Ali Carter vs Gary Wilson
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