Ali Carter is setting his sights on winning the World Snooker Championship, which starts in Sheffield on Saturday.
The Essex star lost in the final in 2008 and reached the semi-finals last year before losing to Neil Robertson.
Carter told BBC Essex: "I've been to the final, I've been to the semis, so nothing other than a win will do."
But the eighth seed added: "You can't look that far ahead though, that's a long way down the road. I'm just going to be the best I can be."
Carter has had a mixed 2010/11 season.
He won the Shanghai Masters last September, but a bout of ill-health over the Christmas period affected his form. [Quick, somebody fine that man!]
After recovering he reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in February and the quarter-finals of the China Open earlier this month.
The 31-year-old continued: "I've come back into some form, I feel like I've got some good wins under my belt and I'm going into the World Championships full of confidence."
Carter plays Dave Harold in the first round and isn't taking anything for granted:
He said: "Dave's a seasoned pro, he's been around a few years and it's going to be a tough match.
"But I've been working hard at my game so I'm going into the match looking forward to it."
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