Mark Williams beat old rival John Higgins 6-5 in their Masters quarter-final in an epic encounter at the Alexandra Palace, setting up a semi-final clash with Neil Robertson.
The match went down to a final-frame decider, with the Welshman triumphing after a break of 91.
Higgins roared into a 2-0 lead after opening with a break of 126, only for Williams to win three frames on the bounce. The pair duked it out until the decider, with Williams sealing victory in thrilling fashion.
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'Probably the best atmosphere I’ve played in!' - Williams in awe of crowd
Before the final frame, the two snooker greats were given a standing ovation by the crowd at Ally Pally. Speaking afterwards, Williams said: “I’ve never experienced anything like that. The crowd was unbelievable.
“The crowd must have been cheering for a few minutes before we started off, I couldn’t feel my legs in the chair. That’s the best intro I’ve ever had, I think John will probably say the same.
“Thanks to all the crowd because it made the occasion even more special… I thought it was a good game today, if we keep playing like that perhaps we’re going to be here for a few more years yet.”
Earlier in the day, Robertson had won 6-4 against seven-time Masters champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.
The Australian won consecutive frames to wrap things up, saying afterwards: “If you can’t get up for this kind of event, you should hand your place to somebody else.”
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