Neil Robertson and Kyren Wilson are set for an intriguing conclusion to their Betfred World Championship quarter-final, locked at 8-8 going into the final session.
Final 12 months’s Crucible runner-up Wilson has come from 5-2 all the way down to sq. the match, placing Robertson out of his rhythm. Australia’s Robertson is seeking to attain the semi-finals for the primary time since 2014. The match resumes at 10am on Wednesday, with first to 13 frames to undergo to the one-table scenario.
Robertson received the title in 2010
Within the opening body tonight, Robertson made a 30 clearance to take it to a respotted black, however then misjudged a security shot and left the black over a baulk nook, permitting Wilson to pot it to path simply 5-4. Robertson received the following in three scoring visits to regain his two-frame lead.
Body 11 got here all the way down to the final pink and Wilson, main 60-37, transformed a superb lengthy pot and added the blue, which proved sufficient. A run of 60 within the twelfth helped the Englishman sq. the match at 6-6 on the interval.
Early in body 13, Wilson potted an extended pink however then missed the inexperienced to a baulk nook, and his opponent punished him with an outstanding 126. Robertson appeared to be heading for an 8-6 benefit till he missed the black off its spot on 50. He was later trapped in a snooker on the final pink and handed Wilson the prospect to clear for 7-7.
A break of 53 within the fifteenth body gave Wilson the lead for the primary time within the match. Within the final of the session, Robertson made 31 earlier than working out of place, and Wilson had an opportunity to counter however missed a troublesome pink to a centre pocket. Robertson’s 66 left the competition completely poised in a single day.
On the opposite desk, Anthony McGill got here from 6-4 down to steer Stuart Bingham 9-7, going into their concluding session on Wednesday from 2.30pm.
McGill is on the right track to achieve the semi-finals for a second consecutive 12 months; on the similar stage final season he misplaced 17-16 to Wilson. The Scot clearly loves competing on the Crucible stage and produced some impressed snooker tonight as he surged forward of 2015 champion Bingham.
The primary body went Bingham’s manner and he took the following with a break of 81 to steer 6-4. Heavy scoring was the theme of the session as McGill fired runs of 126 and 83 to degree at 6-6, earlier than Bingham regained the lead with a 120.
Scotland’s McGill dominated the final three frames with 92, 130 and 75 to provide himself a helpful cushion going into the third and final chapter.