Just eight days in, we've had a thrilling decider between Stephen Hendry and Anda Zhang, a nailbiting clash between Steve Davis & Mark King, but what has unfolded today must surely be a contender for the best day's snooker in terms of utter theatre.
Steve Davis completed an astonishing 13-11 win over defending champion John Higgins, a thoroughly deserved victory for the Nugget. Having played his best snooker for years in the opening session, he bravely clung on in spite of the Higgins onslaught, and registered the biggest shock in Crucible history. Is he the greatest ever? Not for me to say, I missed his heyday, but achievements at this stage of his career beggar belief.
And as if the blood pressure wasn't raised enough, Neil Robertson gave his fans something to scream about with a sensational comeback from Martin Gould. I missed last night's session as I was on the town, and apparently Gould was awesome. But Robertson always looked to have him under the cosh, and must now be a really serious title contender. Unless Steve has something to say about that of course.....
Mark Williams & Ronnie O'Sullivan, the Rocket flowing nicely as he moved 4-1 up, but Williams has levelled the session. Is their another cracker in store between these heavyweights?
It's been a joy to watch, a maximum would make it, but we won't be fussy. The rest of the event has a lot to live up to if this opening week was anything to go by.
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