Mark Williams produced a stunning display at the Betfred World Championship on Friday to put himself right back in contention in his semi-final showdown with Judd Trump (Williams 3/1, Trump 1/4 – Match Result).
Williams’ hopes of reaching the final at The Crucible in Sheffield looked like they were dashed after the Welshmen fell behind 7-1 against his English opponent.
Three-time world champion Williams then trailed Judd 12-5 before an impressive potting display saw him finish play at 13-11 down.
Being able to produce five winning frames on the spin will have given confidence going into what is set to be an intriguing day’s play on Saturday in South Yorkshire.
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In the other semi-final, two other members of the “Class of 92” in the form of Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins are going head-to-head (Higgins 6/1, O’Sullivan 1/10 – Match Result).
Scotland’s Higgins did lead the contest 6-5 at one stage, but some impressive frames from O’Sullivan (10/11 Betfred World Championship outright) saw the Englishman open up a 10-6 lead going into Saturday’s play.
It was an unfortunate afternoon for Higgins on Friday, as O’Sullivan pounced on any chances that came his way.
Higgins (14/1 Betfred World Championship outright) was unlucky to see a red inadvertently drop in when he was going for a brown, while he saw the cue ball drop in the 10th frame after potting a black.
Higgins will be hoping his fortunes change on Saturday, as all four players look to secure those coveted final two places.
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