Quarter-Final: Match 3 Masters Snooker


Quarter-Final: Match 3

Jason Mohammad introduces live coverage from the third quarter-final in this year's Masters, where a total prize fund of £600,000 is up for grabs.


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Hello. Good afternoon to you, welcome back to Alexandra Palace and

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the 2017 Masters. We at the quarter-finals stage. Big crowd in

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here today. Always a special atmosphere on a Friday afternoon.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan safely through to the semifinals. He will meet Marco

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Fu, who at the age of 39 is showing the type of form that could land him

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his first ever Masters title. The longer he looks at this, the

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more it's on. It's on! It's guaranteed, as well.

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He has apologised, I don't know why. No attempt to get the right side of

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the blue there. Just wants to get on with it. He can get 140 with the

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pink. He is asking. He is asking somebody else. He played it to the

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top! Hello! Superb.

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Absolutely superb. It gives him a 5-2 lead with the highest break made

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in the Masters this year so far. 140.

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Marco has been the star of the tournament so far. Ronnie O'Sullivan

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beat Neil Robertson yesterday. Marco was sparkling last night as you have

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seen. Tomorrow afternoon will be a cracker. Today our live match for

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you here on BBC Two, world champion Mark Selby taking on Barry Hawkins.

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Tonight it's Ding Junhui taking on Joe Perry.

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Good afternoon to you, Steve Davis alongside me this afternoon. Great

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to see you. Marco Fu, last night you were in commentary, a brilliant

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performance. Yes and the form of a player is always changing and it's

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obvious that Marco Fu is in great form but what is fascinating with

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Marco Fu is he has been around in the game long enough you would think

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we have already seen what escapable of, but somehow he seems to have

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generated another level. He is walking around the table with an air

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of confidence I don't think I have seen. He looks relaxed and

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comfortable and confident and he doesn't seem to be worried about

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winning or losing, he is just playing. He gave himself so much to

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do in that opening match against Judd Trump that he won. He was 3-0

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down at one stage. Never was there any sense of panic at all in that

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match? . That's the sign of somebody superconfident about his game. Has

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Marco Fu regenerated himself and gone to another level? Can he win

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this event? Can he win the big ones? That's the question then. Can he

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win? Yeah, he can. He is well capable of it. Obviously the

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standard of players around is so strong and he anything can happen,

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you need to get off to a good start is to help but he is in the form of

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his life. Absolutely. At the moment Marco Fu is going to be ?10,000

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richer because he has the top break of 140. We have been treated to some

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magnificent snooker this week. Great noise inside the venue last night

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when he made that 140. Mark Selby, you expect him to get

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more centuries. In the format of this Masters 28 is the record, we

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are on 18 so far. It could be broken.

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Our live match this afternoon here on BBC Two sees Barry Hawkins, last

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year's runner-up taking on the main man, Mark Selby.

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Mark Selby going for the triple Crown. Marks out of ten for his

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performances so far? I think he probably say five after the first

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round against Mark Williams. Talking about form, I am not sure you can

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judge the absolute counterform like you can judge form over a season. If

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you are looking at the performances of Barry Hawkins and Mark Selby in

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the first round, yeah, Barry Hawkins is in good, Mark a bit dodgy. But

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every match is different. Do you find, I have just seen Mark and he

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looks relaxed, do you think given the fact he is the world champion as

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well that he relishes big moments, big crowds here today, quarter-final

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match? Yeah, he is a big occasion player. Barry Hawkins is also,

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perhaps not regarded in the same way but he should be. Perhaps the X

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Factor is there extra pressure on Mark trying to get this triple

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Crown? If he feels any more pressure it's a tougher job for him. He was

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in that position in 2013 in the World Championship and Barry Hawkins

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beat him in the second round so there is added pressure. Barry has a

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good record against Mark, they're close in matches. So expect a tough

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match today. Don't expect Barry Hawkins to fold either. OK, thank

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you very much. Let's have a chat with JP in the commentary box with

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our boys this afternoon. I am and this is a cracking match.

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As for Mark, if you are building a snooker player and add all those

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qualities together he is pretty much it. He is one of probably the best,

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he is up there as one of of the best match players of all time. So hard

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to beat. He has won tournaments playing his B game and that's very

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difficult. Every part of his game is so good and even when he is not at

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the top of his game he can still beat you. He is going for this Grand

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Slam, he will be trying to put that to the back of his mind, he will

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keep getting reminded of that with the press, is that bringing extra

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pressure? Certainly think he brought extra pressure in his first round

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match against Mark Williams, to be taken to a decider. One significant

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thing, we all remember Mark Williams getting a kick on the blue. He said

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after, I still thought I was going to get another shot. What a

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clearance it was to win frame and match. He can do it under pressure.

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He is the man to beat. Thank you very much. Let's see how Mark Selby

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can do this afternoon. Can he keep up his brilliant form?

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Ken, the smartest dressed man in commentary!

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Steve, I remember Barry Hawkins saying that's the greatest result of

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his career, will he think about that today as he walks out here? I don't

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know. Every match is another day. You get yourself ready for it. Mark

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will be considered the favourite for this, but when you look at Barry's

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CV, finalist here at the Masters and the World Championship, it's a good

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pedigree. If Barry is going to win does he have to get off to a good

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start just hanging on in there? It's nice to get a lead because you put

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your opponent under pressure. But you have to go with the employee.

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Barry can play as well from behind as in front. It's always nicer to

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get off to a good start. Am I able to put you on the spoz as I have

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been doing all week and say who is going to win? You can but you will

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be left hanging for the answer! Thank you very much, I will ask you

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again throughout the afternoon. When you look at Barry and the way he is

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playing and he has made this final and knows this venue very well. Does

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he walk in with added confidence? Yeah, and he has proven to himself

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that he can play in the one table set-up at the Masters, some players

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struggle to do that. The other thing that occurred to me this week is the

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standard we have seen is always of a high standard, the fact we have had

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lots of 6-5s in the afternoon, are you surprised by that? I didn't see

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the script but apparently the night-time matches are quick so we

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can all go home and the afternoon matches are comfortable. I just

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think that perhaps there is a little bit more fire in the room in the

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afternoon sessions when it's live on BBC. The night-time sessions, once

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were the big occasions, somehow seem to be more flat. That's just an

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observation. The afternoon sessions, massive. Let's hope we have another

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cracking afternoon of snooker live here on BBC Two. It's Barry Hawkins

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and Mark Selby. Good afternoon to our MC, Rob Walker. Good afternoon,

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ladies and gentlemen. We are edging closer to the Crowning of the 2017

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Masters champion. Today we complete the line-up for the semifinals with

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a match between a three-time champion and one of last year's

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finalists. We are ready to go again here at Alexandra Palace!

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING Please welcome a player who has

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really found his form at the Masters in the last two visits. Runner-up 12

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months ago and on Wednesday night he beat former Masters champion Shaun

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Murphy 6-1 with a cracking first round win, a two-time ranking event

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winner, he is poised, he is ready, here comes The Hawk, Barry Hawkins!

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And his opponent, a laidback man who has an iron will to win on the

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table. Coming through yet another final frame decider against Mark

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Williams in the first round, he has spent more than 100 consecutive

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weeks as world number one, he is your reigning world and UK champion,

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the Jester from Leicester, he is Mark Selby!

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Your sporting weekend starts here on BBC Two live for you. Mark Selby and

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Barry Hawkins. Good afternoon again to John and Ken.

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Good afternoon, Jason. Good afternoon everybody. Very

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interesting match-up this. Barry Hawkins to break. The world number

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one, world champion, UK champion, but the form that Barry Hawkins has

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shown in his last match when disposing of Shaun Murphy in double

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quick time, he will be coming into this match with lots of confidence,

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Ken. Yeah, absolutely. I spoke to him afterwards and he was delighted.

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Of course he got to the final last year so he has bags of experience,

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Barry Hawkins. Loves playing here at the Masters. It's going to be facing

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a different proposition today. Mark Selby a man in form as you said. I

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am wondering whether a little bit of added pressure of trying to hold all

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three majors at the same time, whether it will have any effect, he

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is not that type of individual to let it affect him too much, John? I

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wouldn't have thought so. He has gone through periods where he's

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openly admitted that he has doubted himself and his ability.

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But I think he is at one with himself now.

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World number one for 100 weeks. Caught that a bit too thick.

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So the first chance goes to Barry. Quite some way away from that pot.

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That will unnerve him slightly. Yeah, no matter how much practice

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you do on the practice table, I saw Barry with his mentor, Terry

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Griffiths, nothing like when you come out here and the atmosphere.

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So Mark will be relieved to get this opportunity.

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He has a nice angle on the yellow. I don't think he will be going into

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the pack of reds. He may try to get to the red to the right of the pink.

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I am wondering whether he is drop the red in and try and take the

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black next, John. He would have a nice angle on the black, if he left

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the cue ball below the pack of reds and got a nice angle on the black

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and he could go into the pack of reds from the black. Sounds like a

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good idea to me. He can run this through and bounce

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off the top cushion. Oh! He got a kick.

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He has took all the pace out of the cue ball. I don't think the black is

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on now. Got a heavy contact. Struggled to go in the pocket.

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Can he cut the black in? I think that was the plan, the one

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you suggested, Ken. Once he finished there and couldn't pot the black, he

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will be frustrated with that. I have been speaking to a few players, the

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table has been playing magnificently all week. Haven't seen many bounces

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off the cushions or many kicks. That is one of the few occasions where a

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kick has really stopped a player in his tracks. Haven't seen many of

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these this week. Look at it again. Watch the red leave the table.

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By and large, over the week - that's probably one of the reasons we have

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seen so many century breaks, 18 so far in the tournament.

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Well on the way to beat the Masters record.

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I think the record is 31 centuries. That's when we had a couple of

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wildcard matches, we had extra matches. I think 28 may be the

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record without the wildcard matches. We are well on the way to beat that.

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Yeah, the standard seems to get higher.

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When you get to the nitty gritty of a tournament, as we are now, playing

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for a place in the semifinal, tension does build.

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A quick glance at it. He will play the easier safety shot.

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That red closest to the baulk cushion is the problem red here.

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Could be a little while rolling into reds and trying to get the cue ball

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back on the cushion. You are not going to get much change from these

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two guyses, John. No, the referee, from Malta, has declared a touching

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ball, but that's not going to ease the situation because as Ken said,

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you can't play safe to the baulk end.

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Another attempter left here, the one to the left of the pink, to the

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right middle. That's why players don't like this

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type of situation, because you keep leaving attempts and eventually

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someone goes and gets it and it can be a frame-winner.

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He is thinking about it. He is looking at the potting angle.

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But deciding against it. We shouldn't be in a position where

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we have a rerack here. There may be a gap to this red, into

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the green pocket but it's fraught with a lot of danger, particularly

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where the cue ball is, tight to the top cushion. Again just rolling into

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the red may leave a touching ball here again.

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If Barry can nudge one of these reds away, because the fact they're so

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close together it's easy for Mark just to keep dropping into those

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two, but when he gets one away it will make his next shot more

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difficult and that's what Barry is doing here.

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Yeah, the essential part of this is to get a good cue ball tight to the

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top cushion and he has not done that.

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Is this the time when Mark Selby pushes the boat out?

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As you say, now there is no easy roll-up, Ken.

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The tighter he gets to this cushion the more advantage he will gain.

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That's not close enough. Yeah, he will be disappointed with

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that, Mark. If he was tight to the top cushion here, he would have had

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Barry Hawkins in a bit of trouble but now he can easily dig into the

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cue ball here and get it back to the top cushion. Got to be careful with

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where he knocks the red. That's a very good shot.

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APPLAUSE Now the option of rolling up to a

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red is not there now. Mark Selby is going to have to find a different

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shot. He is looking to see does the green pot into the yellow pocket?

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Because he could possibly have a go at this red into the left centre and

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put the cue ball up near the top right corner and if the red goes in

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he may be on the green. But I am not quite sure from our angle whether

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that green pots, John. Looking at the way the reds are

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situated, the next player to pot a red could have a frame-winning

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opportunity. There is no doubt about that.

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All the reds are in the open, apart from one near the left cushion.

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That wouldn't stop someone winning the frame.

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The fact he keeps looking at the green tells me he is going to take

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this red on to the left centre. He thinks if he knocks it in,

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possibly a green. Yeah it was a clever shot. Had the

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red gone in he was on the green and the green must pot, obviously. But

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the fact where the cue ball is he has covered the red into the yellow

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pocket and he hasn't left Barry a straightforward pot.

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Red into the left middle is covered, as well.

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It was quite a clever shot he played there. Barry has to find a safety

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position now. He may be tempted which by the red

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closest to the cue ball, play it to the right corner pocket.

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It's pretty straight. I know it's the first frame and he

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has the memory of the last pot he played he missed. This is a bit more

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difficult but he is taking it on. Oh! So close. I think he thought

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that was in. Has he overscrewed it and left the

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red to the opposite corner. You can see the look on his face, he thought

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it was in. It looked in, as well.

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He has overscrewed that cue ball and left a straightforward chance now

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for Mark Selby. Let's look at this again.

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And how close it was to going into the pocket.

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In these situations it's easy to pot red and yellow but you want to start

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getting on the higher value colours and that's why he is going to play

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this red now to the left middle and play on the blue. He would like to

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get those reds around the pink. He didn't finish too good on that

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red. He is going to play the blue. Has to avoid the cannon on the

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brown. Don't think it would be a problem. Well, I said it wouldn't be

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a problem! He will be disappointed with that.

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That was the only thing he had to do, was avoid the kiss. Someone of

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his quality you didn't expect him to run into the brown.

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Didn't make the most of that opportunity.

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Very edgy start from both players. APPLAUSE

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A good shot. Certainly not a straightforward

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safety here. This could go wrong. Would you

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believe it? He might have left a path to this red. The red he played,

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if he doesn't kiss it, it could get back to the Balkan end. Could Barry

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just get back to the yellow? He certainly can. Oh, but at the

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moment, just a fraction out. You would have expected him to get that

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into the right centre. It just hit the near jaw. I did not expect the

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cue ball to go that far. He was trying to cover this red.

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The thing is he was so close to the condition, he just concentrated

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fully on the pot, he knew he would run into other balls, but to go in

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and having had the pink and the red, you have got to say it was unlucky.

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This is another chance for Barry. This one is a nice easy starter, you

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would think. That was nicely played and judged,

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to get top side of the blue. Just looking at the two red is planted in

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the centre. He is having a quick look at them now. He still has the

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loose red, left of the bank. That will be handy.

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I can only assume he is playing for the planned. If he was playing for

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the red to the left of the pink he would not have missed. The planned

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it is. He needs to be careful he does not overrun the cue ball. Well,

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not bad. A little bit closer to the condition than he would like. I

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assume the red to the left of the pink doesn't go to the right middle.

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If it did he should have played for it. So, maybe not as straightforward

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as it looks. This blue will put the points all square. So, they are all

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square. They might stay that way. Nothing easy here. He is trying to

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get a half ball kiss on the red, try to bring it into play. It is still

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be on the other red, the right centre. This is a difficult pot. He

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played it nicely. He has got an angle on the green. A nice angle.

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Another good solid pot there. This black will put on 12 points in

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front. He will only need the three remaining reds. The way they are

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situated, it will not be easy. Being a left-hander, it is no

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problem for the left-hand red a long vacation. He might be on the top red

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as well. This is a little test here. Never

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easy. If he wanted to be better on the black, he would have maybe

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didn't touch the side. A tough black, as you say. Rolled it in. You

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just saw there, the black didn't go in the middle of the pocket, it went

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in off the right-hand jaw. If he had got it straight in the middle he

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would have been on the red. It just went in the wrong side of the

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pocket, which meant he had the black too thick. He is 20 points in the

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league, but there are still 43 remaining.

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Well, there is always the double. He wouldn't say he is perfect on the

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black again, but he has given himself a chance. The crowd realised

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the red was in even before we did. No, no, he has missed it. Had it to

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the far jaw. I didn't expect him to miss that. The only saving ball for

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Barry might be the pink ball. I am just wondering if he has an angle on

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the red to try to knock the encounter. -- knock the pink pound.

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That is what he has tried to do, but he hasn't. He has not finished in

:37:22.:37:31.

the ideal position here. If he plays the black he will have to play it

:37:32.:37:36.

mission first to get the ball back up for the yellow. The other

:37:37.:37:40.

alternative is to play the green. The big problem will be the pink and

:37:41.:37:44.

that is why he tried to disturb it when potting the red.

:37:45.:38:00.

Well, later on in the match I wouldn't expect him to miss that. On

:38:01.:38:08.

his first frame we have seen a pupil is missed. It is the nature of the

:38:09.:38:11.

first frame in a very important match.

:38:12.:38:24.

Not on the green. The green is what he is in need of. He is in the lead,

:38:25.:38:38.

but there are 25 points remaining. He certainly will not be taking this

:38:39.:38:42.

green on. It is too difficult to cut it into the right-hand corner

:38:43.:38:46.

pocket. He will try to get the cue ball up behind the brown. That is

:38:47.:38:54.

pretty good. It looks very good indeed. An excellent shot. He is

:38:55.:39:05.

on the green, but it looks like he will have to play a thin contact. We

:39:06.:39:19.

have seen players missing the ball completely in a shot like this. That

:39:20.:39:27.

is superb. That is a superb shot. To hit it that thing to get the green

:39:28.:39:32.

and bring the pink into play, remember. This frame is all now down

:39:33.:39:38.

to two parts of the green. This was an excellent shot. Also

:39:39.:40:06.

clever. He played that in such a way that he was going to try to bring

:40:07.:40:12.

the pink into play as well. He is going to try to double this a cross

:40:13.:40:18.

and get the green somewhere. The middle of the top cushion. I think

:40:19.:40:27.

the other thing that is commendable when he played that seen in green,

:40:28.:40:30.

if he had missed the green he would have finished up needing a snooker.

:40:31.:40:38.

A tough shot but very well worked out. It is not difficult to play

:40:39.:40:44.

saviour because if you knock the green to the left corner pocket,

:40:45.:40:47.

which is blocked by the black comedy Green will be safe. Barry couldn't

:40:48.:40:53.

have played that much better in all honesty. An excellent shot. I

:40:54.:41:09.

wouldn't think you would want to risk playing it straight. You would

:41:10.:41:13.

like to come off the top cushion first, but I do not think that is an

:41:14.:41:18.

option. People have to be very delicate here, otherwise he knocks

:41:19.:41:22.

the black in. -- he will have two be. Delicate he was.

:41:23.:41:45.

He was lucky he was able to get to the cushion first. The green

:41:46.:44:48.

The question is does mark Selby? If it does cut it is a thin one. It

:44:49.:45:01.

would be a natural for the cue ball to go back to the Bocking End and

:45:02.:45:13.

get a position on the ground. Well, he doesn't think it does cut. Using

:45:14.:45:24.

the jaw, he could not have played that any better. Great shot.

:45:25.:45:36.

Straightforward for Barry to hit this green. He will be careful not

:45:37.:45:49.

to hit it too hard. He will certainly be happy with that. Mark

:45:50.:45:53.

Selby will not be taking this green on.

:45:54.:46:09.

The free time is just coming up to 34 minutes now. Didn't played the

:46:10.:46:21.

pot there. Disappointed though, he could have picked a better is than

:46:22.:46:31.

that. It is in the 35th minute now, this frame. I was expected to be the

:46:32.:46:36.

longest of the match. I know both of them have a good tactical game, but

:46:37.:46:40.

it is built around potting and brick building. It is just a typical first

:46:41.:46:51.

frame. Mark Selby is 75%, Barry is 78%. You are looking at 98%. I am

:46:52.:46:57.

sure that is what it will end up at. It is just one of these first frame

:46:58.:47:00.

encounters that get tense. I don't think that Mark Selby

:47:01.:47:16.

thought it would go. In it went. You see the little shrug. Snooker is

:47:17.:47:26.

required. Didn't think it went. Just squeezed in. Good shot. Use it. 25

:47:27.:47:30.

ahead, 22 remaining. One snooker required. Barry will not

:47:31.:48:13.

be taking this for granted. Nice balls to snooker behind.

:48:14.:48:25.

This was amazing. I never thought of this. Just about went in. Hit the

:48:26.:48:36.

edge of the pocket. I did not think it was possible, especially from

:48:37.:48:45.

that distance. An excellent report. If you don't get the snooker, you

:48:46.:48:49.

have got to get the ball safe and he has not done that. Mark knows that

:48:50.:48:59.

if Barry Potts is brown, it is frame over. Where is the brown going?

:49:00.:49:18.

Barry thought it was in. Has he played in the middle?

:49:19.:49:30.

Decided to play the brown because he didn't think he could get the

:49:31.:49:36.

snooker offered. Now it is all about Snickers. Barry was walking round

:49:37.:49:40.

because he thought it was in. Your chair is the other way. It could be

:49:41.:49:49.

costly. With the pink at one end and the black at the other, definitely a

:49:50.:49:54.

chance. They are close enough to be cushion, both balls, to lay a good

:49:55.:49:56.

snooker. That's what they say, if your

:49:57.:50:40.

opponent needs a snooker, you play one. Mark Wood get a snooker of this

:50:41.:50:46.

and less he is very lucky. He has also got to get the blue safe. He

:50:47.:50:54.

has done a bad pot well. He is still within a glimmer of a chance to win

:50:55.:50:56.

this frame. He will be lucky to get away with

:50:57.:51:44.

this. He lost control of that. If you don't think you can get a

:51:45.:51:49.

snooker, your priority is to get the object ball safe. That will keep you

:51:50.:52:03.

in the frame. He still cannot pot that belief. OK, the pink is not in

:52:04.:52:09.

a great position for a snooker now. If you could sneak the cue ball

:52:10.:52:13.

behind that it would be a very good snooker, a very tough one to escape

:52:14.:52:18.

from. He would have to be so accurate. He will not want to pot

:52:19.:52:25.

the blue. 40 minutes it has been. As he hit it hard enough? Is it hard

:52:26.:52:30.

enough? Just an inch or two. Not a bad line. It would have been a very

:52:31.:52:40.

difficult snooker to escape from. Barry will be aware, he will not be

:52:41.:52:44.

taking any liberties here to try to get the blue safe or knock it over a

:52:45.:52:50.

pocket, tried to force Mark Selby into potting the blue. As you said,

:52:51.:53:00.

he will not want to pot the blue and stage. He might have a chance here

:53:01.:53:14.

of two or three conditions. Now, can Barry pot this blue into the left

:53:15.:53:22.

centre? Is it not too risky? He might be concerned about knocking

:53:23.:53:26.

the black in, one of the black, all the negative thoughts that go

:53:27.:53:33.

through your mind. As I say, everybody is very keen watching

:53:34.:53:41.

this, but I think this will be the slowest frame of the match. It has

:53:42.:53:48.

gone in. Avoided the case on the black. No way Mark Selby will carry

:53:49.:53:58.

on. Three snooker is needed on the pink and black. An impossible task.

:53:59.:54:06.

The referee just waiting for him to call a halt. After a frame that

:54:07.:54:15.

nearly took 42 minutes it goes to Barry Hawkins. He leads the world

:54:16.:54:21.

champion by 1-0. Throughout this Masters, the afternoon session, we

:54:22.:54:24.

have had scintillating snooker and that is the largest opening frame we

:54:25.:54:29.

have had. You are right. There was one shot at the start when Mark

:54:30.:54:32.

Selby had a shock when he was dropping the ball in with the rest

:54:33.:54:37.

which makes a difference to the frame. A brilliant chance because if

:54:38.:54:41.

he drops this in, comes on the black, it is a natural angle. He

:54:42.:54:46.

could have won the frame in one visit. That one child changed the

:54:47.:54:53.

game. It is highlighted by the fact Mark Selby was in amongst the balls

:54:54.:55:17.

and got a flick Nicely on the red. I am sure the

:55:18.:57:06.

black pots into the bottom right. He will just push off the red above it.

:57:07.:57:10.

He has managed to miss it. Still, nicely on the black. It is

:57:11.:57:18.

imperative now that he gets on the red that is to the right of the

:57:19.:57:23.

black and cleared the black. He is perfect and the black. I don't know

:57:24.:57:29.

what he is thinking about here. Maybe looking a future ahead. He has

:57:30.:57:34.

to play for the red to the right of the black ear. He didn't. That does

:57:35.:57:38.

surprise me. He might not get a better chance. And a recent wife he

:57:39.:57:49.

wouldn't play for that? He was hedging his bets. He was guaranteed

:57:50.:57:53.

to be on the spread and he just wants to be on the black little

:57:54.:57:57.

straighter and so he can take the red. He was trying to play two shots

:57:58.:58:01.

in one there. If he overran that he was on this red, if the overheated

:58:02.:58:07.

he was on the red to the right of the black. Still a few options for

:58:08.:58:18.

him here. He wanted to be a bit straighter. This red is stopping the

:58:19.:58:23.

black being available to both corners. He cannot get position for

:58:24.:58:29.

the black onto the left corner. He has had to play the cannon. If it

:58:30.:58:34.

has gone wrong, he only has himself to blame. I totally agree. He didn't

:58:35.:58:43.

have the confidence a couple of shots to the red out of the way. I

:58:44.:58:52.

don't think he can bend it enough to get that bread. It might be the end

:58:53.:59:03.

of the break. Let's have a look at that black he

:59:04.:59:40.

played. He is probably playing it in such a way that if the overheads

:59:41.:59:44.

that he will always be on this red here. He was still on the red to the

:59:45.:59:48.

right of the black and probably wasn't confident enough to track it

:59:49.:59:50.

straightaway. The first time he looked perfect. He

:59:51.:59:58.

had the line. He had to hit it a little bit slower. It was essential

:59:59.:00:00.

to get that red away from the black. That's not the best safety shot from

:00:01.:00:09.

Mark unless it creeps behind the brown.

:00:10.:00:17.

He is a bit fortunate there. He could well have left the red...

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APPLAUSE That was a good pot, not perfect on

:00:52.:01:06.

the yellow or brown, but a lot of the players now would screw this

:01:07.:01:10.

brown into the right middle and screw off the baulk cushion but he

:01:11.:01:16.

doesn't want anything to do with that.

:01:17.:01:23.

Just looking there at Barry's expression, pulled his face a little

:01:24.:01:31.

bit. He wanted to be tight to this yellow to cut out the one-cushion

:01:32.:01:35.

escape. He has hit it a little bit too hard.

:01:36.:01:42.

Yeah, there is the escape. A little bit of side, just to widen the

:01:43.:01:47.

angle. Just overhit the cue ball slightly.

:01:48.:02:09.

Wanted to be nestled tightly to that bunch of reds.

:02:10.:02:47.

You can tell from Mark's body language he thought he had hit that

:02:48.:02:52.

red too thick. This red is on to the right corner

:02:53.:03:02.

and I think the black is available to the opposite corner.

:03:03.:03:19.

It's across slightly. It just decelerated. So a chance here.

:03:20.:03:44.

If you just half quit on the shot, the cue ball doesn't go... The only

:03:45.:03:57.

downside for Mark is he is tight on to the cushion.

:03:58.:03:57.

A good shot. A little bit surprising, but

:03:58.:06:15.

obviously part of his game plan. He doesn't take too many undue risks.

:06:16.:06:21.

He's playing the world champion, the world number one, UK champion, so he

:06:22.:06:24.

will give him every respect. Good attacking safety. And Mark

:06:25.:07:33.

Selby is in a real spot of bother here. If it doesn't get this safe,

:07:34.:07:37.

then Barry Hawkins, you would think, would win this frame.

:07:38.:07:43.

Sensational. Helen lucky to catch the blue. What a tremendous hit that

:07:44.:07:52.

was. Unlucky, as I say, to make contact with the blue, which stopped

:07:53.:07:59.

the White in its tracks. Yes, that was the great escape. Let's have a

:08:00.:08:05.

look at this again. Got a perfect contact on the red, just so unlucky

:08:06.:08:10.

to hit the blue full ball. Chance again for Barry Hawkins.

:08:11.:08:14.

Just overran the cue ball slightly. Going into the red just above the

:08:15.:08:26.

black ear and... Has to just be careful. Just had a quick look at

:08:27.:08:39.

the red to the right centre. No. No. Still a bit edgy, both players.

:08:40.:08:45.

Didn't expect him to miss that. Neither did I, he set up the frame

:08:46.:08:49.

winning opportunity and didn't take it. And when you miss those few

:08:50.:08:56.

chances, it can really hurt if you lose the frame.

:08:57.:09:18.

It wasn't the cleanest hotpots, but it has gone in -- of pots. And it

:09:19.:09:34.

has given a chance to Mark Selby. The three reds around the pink spot

:09:35.:09:38.

area, certainly one is available into the right middle. Maybe the

:09:39.:09:42.

bottom one, the one nearest the blackspot, is available to the right

:09:43.:09:43.

corner. He has played for that read you

:09:44.:10:07.

spoke about into the right centre. -- that red. Doesn't look like it is

:10:08.:10:19.

touching ball, it may pot. Good part, back, into the centre. Now the

:10:20.:10:26.

two reds above the black, I think the top one will pot. Not sure about

:10:27.:10:29.

the bottom one. If he pots this read, try and get on

:10:30.:10:39.

the pink here. -- this red. He's so good in these type of

:10:40.:11:22.

situations, John, the back is against the wall a little bit, a

:11:23.:11:29.

little bit nervy, but when he gets a chance to win the frame, he is so

:11:30.:11:35.

deadly, his positional play is always very, very good. But he has

:11:36.:11:42.

great bottle, as we say. Yes, and as you say, the positional side of it,

:11:43.:11:47.

the cue ball control... It is or was made a little bit easier towards the

:11:48.:11:50.

end of the frame because there is not the congestion of the Reds, you

:11:51.:12:00.

don't have to play Canons. Although he ended up playing one there. If he

:12:01.:12:06.

had been on the practice table, he would have played that with a lot

:12:07.:12:11.

more left-hand side and played for the opposite corner, but a little

:12:12.:12:15.

more tension in the arm, you don't want to risk playing with a lot of

:12:16.:12:19.

side. Could have been better on this red. No problem. No the cue ball is

:12:20.:12:25.

having to travel up and down the table. I think he is just about OK

:12:26.:12:32.

on this Brown, deep screw on the -- off the cushion.

:12:33.:12:56.

Looking at his body language there, I think he played the cannon on the

:12:57.:13:05.

red, to hold for the pink. I am not sure there was any need to, plenty

:13:06.:13:10.

of room around the red. He is going to need a good part on this blue

:13:11.:13:12.

now. -- a good pot. Nicely on the red. And he can pop

:13:13.:13:33.

this red and leave the cue ball somewhere in the vicinity where the

:13:34.:13:40.

red is now and have a nice angle to get up for the yellow.

:13:41.:13:51.

Is he a little bit straight? I think he may be. He didn't want to play

:13:52.:14:01.

the yellow. He didn't want to be playing the yellow into the far left

:14:02.:14:06.

corner, wants to be playing it in the far right corner because there

:14:07.:14:09.

is always a possibility that if you don't screw back far enough, you

:14:10.:14:13.

could snooker yourself with the brown coming down the other side of

:14:14.:14:18.

the table -- and coming down the other side of the table, it wouldn't

:14:19.:14:25.

be a danger. You can overdo it but he looks to have played this

:14:26.:14:31.

absolutely inch perfect. Yellow, green and brown required.

:14:32.:14:37.

Good angle on the green. If he pots it, bound to be on the brown.

:14:38.:14:51.

In it goes and nicely on the brown and this brown will take him 23 in

:14:52.:14:57.

front with only 18 remaining. So the disappointed Barry Hawkins

:14:58.:15:12.

there. Yes, that Mr Black, a good opportunity. He has had a couple of

:15:13.:15:17.

opportunities in this frame, Barry Hawkins, but Mark Selby showing a

:15:18.:15:20.

lot of character here. He did it in his last match in the last frame

:15:21.:15:24.

against Mark Williams. He is so good when his back is against the wall

:15:25.:15:28.

and if you give him a chance, that is what -- he will take it and that

:15:29.:15:35.

is what you're up against in this man. A 76 break, Mark Selby the

:15:36.:15:42.

match. 1-1, that is more like it from the

:15:43.:15:45.

world champion, but when will we see the Mark Selby we are used to seeing

:15:46.:15:49.

at this tournament? It goes to show that when you are number one and

:15:50.:15:53.

fancied to win, you can be nervous and make poor decisions. In the

:15:54.:15:58.

beginning of the frame, he had a red in the corner off the far cushion

:15:59.:16:01.

and you know the middle pocket is there, you know it is not moving,

:16:02.:16:06.

but why play it at that place where you can bring the middle pocket into

:16:07.:16:09.

play? He has looked a bit nervous in his chair and that break was a lot

:16:10.:16:13.

better than it looked because he lost the cue ball a few times. You

:16:14.:16:17.

don't expect Mark Selby to be nervous in an event like this, do

:16:18.:16:22.

you? You would think not but I suppose every tournament, every

:16:23.:16:25.

situation you come into on the day, if you don't get off to a wonderful

:16:26.:16:29.

start, you don't settle down. I do think the start of a match, you

:16:30.:16:33.

can't make yourself play well first frame but if you are in the zone,

:16:34.:16:37.

sometimes you get off to a good start. But your form will always go

:16:38.:16:41.

up and down, so perhaps he is not in the best of form, perhaps he hasn't

:16:42.:16:48.

been practising well over Christmas and has lost a bit. On the other

:16:49.:16:51.

hand, it may be the way the games have started. If I was Barry, I

:16:52.:16:58.

would be kicking myself, in with good chances, the Black off the

:16:59.:17:03.

spot, he should be 2-0 up. If you flick through the newspapers, when

:17:04.:17:06.

they talk about Mark Selby, they talk about the triple Crown, he has

:17:07.:17:10.

won the world championship, UK Championship. Does that help or we

:17:11.:17:16.

don't know, we are not inside his brain but we don't know how much he

:17:17.:17:20.

is carrying around with him as excess luggage, if you like, but

:17:21.:17:27.

maybe it is having a bearing. What do you think, boys?

:17:28.:17:30.

JOHN VIRGO: Just nice to be in a position to win the triple Crown!

:17:31.:17:37.

KEN DOHERTY: we wouldn't know what it feels like. But I would like to

:17:38.:17:43.

have been there. And embrace it. Maybe it is wearing a little bit, he

:17:44.:17:53.

hasn't looked at his normal imperious best. Showed great form in

:17:54.:17:58.

the UK championship, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final, but didn't

:17:59.:18:03.

play particularly well against Mark Williams, although he made that

:18:04.:18:08.

wonderful break in the last frame. Has looked a bit nervy in the

:18:09.:18:12.

opening exchanges of this match, but maybe that last break will settle

:18:13.:18:19.

him down a little bit. Yes, you have got to agree with JP in the studio,

:18:20.:18:22.

Barry will be absolutely kicking himself. He played a terrific safety

:18:23.:18:28.

shot, put Mark in trouble and then didn't take advantage.

:18:29.:18:34.

Where has the cue ball gone? First time today, John. It is amazing how

:18:35.:18:51.

many times that can happen. You have got a slight angle, you think you

:18:52.:18:55.

can run through and you just catch it that little too full and bang,

:18:56.:19:00.

you go in with it. And he had to force it back of the table because

:19:01.:19:05.

you can see the black's tied up. Mark Selby will have do do the same

:19:06.:19:06.

here. He knocks it in. And there is

:19:07.:19:22.

probably value here in playing the blue and playing the cannon into the

:19:23.:19:26.

king. The reason I say that is because the pink is tied up at the

:19:27.:19:30.

moment and if he does hit the pink full ball with pace, there is a

:19:31.:19:33.

chance the red could release the black. He has to hit this pink full

:19:34.:19:42.

ball, lots of pace in it, screw. Well, it's not too bad. He didn't

:19:43.:19:47.

get the screw but he is still on this red to the left corner pocket.

:19:48.:19:52.

The only problem there is he hasn't brought the pink into play but he

:19:53.:19:58.

will get another chance at it. It's amazing, when the red are just

:19:59.:20:04.

slightly loose, he hit that pink absolutely perfect and hardly

:20:05.:20:05.

anything moved. But they are just slightly loose, so

:20:06.:20:15.

they are all going into one another and stopping one another from

:20:16.:20:19.

moving. As Ken said, he has another chance to play the same shot. I see

:20:20.:20:24.

no reason why he wouldn't, it is hard to win a frame with only the

:20:25.:20:30.

blue and baulk colours available. There is definitely value going in

:20:31.:20:35.

between the red and the pink into that little gap. He's a little

:20:36.:20:43.

hesitant in case he may block that red but he should be OK. He needs

:20:44.:20:49.

that pink into play. Didn't hit into the gap. And again, not on the red.

:20:50.:20:59.

Just wanted to hit into the gap, but he cut the pink first -- caught the

:21:00.:21:07.

pink first. Is this red on up into the green pocket?

:21:08.:21:17.

Well, just about passes the blue but he will be more concerned where the

:21:18.:21:22.

cue ball finishes, because there is a red ball over this right corner.

:21:23.:21:27.

He doesn't want to leave that one, because this is a tough pot. It is

:21:28.:21:31.

not there. A little bit surprised. I was

:21:32.:21:44.

talking earlier about Barry Hawkins's game plan, I don't think

:21:45.:21:47.

he would have been playing that red. It was a very risky shot to go for.

:21:48.:21:56.

Just felt it was more out of frustration that he went through it,

:21:57.:22:01.

he had an easy safety shot on. Pushed the boat out there.

:22:02.:23:35.

Doesn't matter that he is the wrong side of the blue, that red on the

:23:36.:23:43.

baulk cushion, he can play that easily enough. Points now all

:23:44.:23:50.

square. It is not going to be the easiest to

:23:51.:23:55.

win this frame in this visit. But there are more chances of you

:23:56.:24:11.

winning it when you are at the table than when you are sat in your seat.

:24:12.:24:23.

Yeah, well, not that last red, the second last red, has opened the path

:24:24.:24:26.

of the pink into that bottom right-hand corner pocket, so have

:24:27.:24:32.

got to wreck it on the brown and try and get the pink back on its spot.

:24:33.:24:40.

It is a little straight but he can either screw for blue or pink.

:24:41.:25:17.

He is coming around to have a look at the pink.

:25:18.:26:53.

25 points, the lead now. So these three raids in the opener, with

:26:54.:27:00.

pinks, would be enough to get into the snooker is required stage. So he

:27:01.:27:05.

doesn't have to be concerned about bringing the black into play. Just

:27:06.:27:08.

needs to keep close control of the cue ball.

:27:09.:27:16.

He has become a very solid, reliable player over the last few seasons. He

:27:17.:27:26.

certainly has. His all-round game is very good.

:27:27.:27:36.

I think getting to the final of the World Championships certainly helped

:27:37.:27:46.

him. And of course, he has got Terry Griffiths in his corner. He will be

:27:47.:27:50.

giving him all the words that give relief to a player. -- belief to a

:27:51.:27:58.

player. Sometimes you do doubt your ability when you are not getting

:27:59.:28:06.

results. Yeah, he has been to, of course, the world final and won a

:28:07.:28:10.

couple of ranking tournaments as well and was a finalist here last

:28:11.:28:15.

year. That was a great experience -- wasn't a great experience, he only

:28:16.:28:23.

won the one frame. But he has become very consistent over the last few

:28:24.:28:29.

years and, of course, when you win those first ranking tournaments, it

:28:30.:28:32.

gives you that extra little bit of confidence for the bigger stage.

:28:33.:28:38.

Incurs the pink, nice can. Mark Selby won't be getting back to the

:28:39.:28:44.

table here, I don't think -- in those the pink, nice cannon.

:28:45.:28:52.

It is one of those situations, you might as well make certain of the

:28:53.:29:00.

red because if he does that, Mark Selby won't be going back to the

:29:01.:29:07.

table, you would think. So just make sure of this red, don't worry too

:29:08.:29:08.

much about position. Well, it's not there, but as I say,

:29:09.:29:33.

doubtful that Mark... Yes, another concession. So Mark Selby was all

:29:34.:29:44.

guns blazing and no Barry Hawkins in a 2-1 lead.

:29:45.:29:47.

Shia Barry Hawkins was very disappointing in the UK

:29:48.:29:51.

Championships, but promising signs. Yes and from Mark Selby's position,

:29:52.:29:56.

perhaps a few decisions he has made wrong. I hesitate to criticise the

:29:57.:30:02.

world champion and UK number one, but I thought he was in trouble

:30:03.:30:05.

playing this softer, he could have played it harder and this one, this

:30:06.:30:10.

is eggs and baskets, I don't know how he was trying to get out of

:30:11.:30:14.

jail, committing to a shot where he is guaranteed to stick his opponent

:30:15.:30:18.

up. Very strange choice, he could be sitting there and will has knocked

:30:19.:30:23.

it in but that's not the point. Percentage-wise, you go to the pack

:30:24.:30:26.

and your disappointed you're not on one and force yourself to take one

:30:27.:30:30.

but not Mark Selby, his shot selection is usually sorted out. Not

:30:31.:30:34.

desperation but a little bit like trying to push the boat out.

:30:35.:30:41.

It is easy setting up your end criticising. You do play the shot

:30:42.:30:46.

you see. On another Day he would have taken different shots. Barry

:30:47.:30:52.

Hawkins took his chance and he will keep taking them. He was nervous at

:30:53.:30:57.

the start but that was an excellent break. It was very well constructed.

:30:58.:31:06.

He had great shoot control. Barry immediately comes to the table. He

:31:07.:31:13.

has a party to the left corner. It looks like a potting angle where he

:31:14.:31:18.

could find a path back to the baulk and -- book end. He will be going

:31:19.:31:31.

all out for this. A good opening red. He purposefully left the cue

:31:32.:31:38.

ball short of the bold colours. Attacking the red just above the

:31:39.:31:54.

black and it is absolutely inch perfect. He has a nice angle on this

:31:55.:31:59.

red. He can push the red out of the way.

:32:00.:33:13.

Just tidying up a few loose red Sea. Before he contemplates going into

:33:14.:33:22.

the pack. He has a couple of choices here. They couple of reds to the

:33:23.:33:26.

left corner. He has wandered to the right centre. -- he has won to the

:33:27.:33:39.

right centre. The rate at the bottom of the pack is also available.

:33:40.:34:19.

A little bit low. A little shake of the hit. He can pot this. There is

:34:20.:34:26.

an alternative to the right middle that he has not look that yet. You

:34:27.:34:33.

want to be on position where if you pocket you are guaranteed the next

:34:34.:34:38.

ball. The red he is playing now, it is not guaranteed. Keep your eye on

:34:39.:34:47.

the cue ball. Well, he just managed to get enough on it. That was a good

:34:48.:34:52.

shot. When you play that type of back spin shot, the harder you

:34:53.:34:57.

headed, the less chance you give it for the back spin to take effect. He

:34:58.:34:59.

did that nicely. Obviously the pink spot is

:35:00.:35:19.

available. He will have to get as close to his own spot as he can. It

:35:20.:35:24.

looks to me as though it will be just above the black. For the red is

:35:25.:35:31.

just above the black. Not touching. The direct line between the black,

:35:32.:35:34.

the blue and the red. Pretty good. On the blue and I wouldn't think he

:35:35.:35:59.

would risk playing a cannon here. From what we have seen so far, he is

:36:00.:36:04.

quite prepared to take loose red balls early on in the break. The top

:36:05.:36:09.

red of the cluster does go to the left corner. He undertook that a

:36:10.:36:18.

fraction, but it shouldn't be a problem. If he gets a good angle on

:36:19.:36:22.

the blue he might consider playing a little cannon. He has got to loose

:36:23.:36:28.

red and he will be thinking he would be unlucky not to be on one of them.

:36:29.:36:32.

He cannot win this frame without opening that little cluster of six.

:36:33.:36:39.

He could play a little cannon, as you said. Just not the blue game. He

:36:40.:36:44.

will always be on the red to the right centre if he gets a full ball.

:36:45.:36:49.

He will have to get it from though at the apex red. And he didn't hit

:36:50.:36:56.

the red at the top of the pack. Is he unlucky? Look at his body

:36:57.:37:09.

language. He is not on it. I am surprised he played with so much

:37:10.:37:13.

place. I did not think it was necessary. If he could've ended at

:37:14.:37:19.

the top of the red he didn't need it. It is the end of the break. He

:37:20.:37:25.

could be considered a little bit unlucky, but you always take a

:37:26.:37:35.

chance when you play a cannon. A nice safety shot to finish with. A

:37:36.:37:39.

44 point lead. Still 91 available. This is a big shock. He is more

:37:40.:38:25.

intent on getting the cue ball back to the Balkans. He thought the red

:38:26.:38:31.

might ruffle the jaws at this end, not at the other end.

:38:32.:38:51.

This could be the frame-winner. Put it in a delightfully. He only has

:38:52.:39:05.

two drop the blue in. He doesn't have to do anything with the cue

:39:06.:39:13.

ball. That looks for my money likely will have a two frame advantage, the

:39:14.:39:22.

interval. It has to be said, Mark Selby has still not found his best

:39:23.:39:30.

form. No. The devoted could be coming at a good time for him to

:39:31.:39:34.

gather himself, his thoughts, clear his hit a little bit, because he

:39:35.:39:38.

looks a little bit nervous at the moment.

:39:39.:40:00.

I think he is OK. I think you can avoid the kiss on the thing. He

:40:01.:40:12.

couldn't. It has gone slightly wrong. What looked a formality is

:40:13.:40:22.

not only more. On this the red is available. It looks as though it is.

:40:23.:40:40.

Lucky to have this. He didn't have to do anything with the cue ball,

:40:41.:40:45.

just roll the blinking. Just a red needed. He will go 64 ahead with 59

:40:46.:40:57.

remaining. Well, it looked for all the world he could pot that red.

:40:58.:41:04.

Maybe he couldn't. I would like to see that won the game. How did he

:41:05.:41:12.

miss that? He has left a half chance here for

:41:13.:41:46.

Mark Selby. 63 points behind, 67 remaining. This would be a blow to

:41:47.:41:51.

Barry Hawkins, but this is the big shock. Not there. He won't be

:41:52.:41:57.

getting another chance. It could have been a different game.

:41:58.:42:26.

When Barry missed that red. Sometimes if you are having a bad

:42:27.:42:29.

Day you give your opponent an easy start. That was a difficult shot he

:42:30.:42:36.

left for Mark. Very difficult. He is trying to hold for the black as

:42:37.:42:48.

well. Just came across it slightly. It has been pretty decent stuff

:42:49.:42:53.

after the break Mark Selby in the second frame. It looked like he

:42:54.:42:56.

would get going, but Barry rallied in the last two. I think Barry has

:42:57.:43:04.

got a plan. I am not certain what Mark is planning. You can never

:43:05.:43:08.

addicted what will happen, but in the last frame when he pushed the

:43:09.:43:13.

ball out, played the very difficult rate, it is not something Barry

:43:14.:43:19.

Hawkins would have played. We had a 42 minute first frame. We had a 20

:43:20.:43:27.

minute frame and then one that only lasted 12 minutes. It has not been

:43:28.:43:30.

slow since the first frame. He is taking these nicely. A break

:43:31.:44:53.

of 63. His tea will taste nice during the mid-session interval. He

:44:54.:44:59.

leads the world champion by 3-1. Initiative to Barry Hawkins. We will

:45:00.:45:02.

talk about in a moment. Something is happening with Mark Selby. He does

:45:03.:45:08.

look happy. That last chance was difficult. It was a difficult shot.

:45:09.:45:13.

I don't know, he just looks so nervous. He is not imposing himself

:45:14.:45:20.

at all. He is just not right at all. It is a two horse race but only one

:45:21.:45:26.

is galloping. When I said, if you are giving marks out of ten for Mark

:45:27.:45:32.

Selby you would give him a five. As we also said at the start, at any

:45:33.:45:38.

one time in a game of snooker, there are players in form and going out of

:45:39.:45:43.

form. We are so used to sing Mark Selby in good form, whether it is

:45:44.:45:46.

imperious or great fighting form, it is a shock to see him a bit

:45:47.:45:50.

underpowered. If he has come into some bad form, the fascination is

:45:51.:45:55.

how does he dig himself out of this hole. Every time you go to the table

:45:56.:45:59.

it is a new test. It is only snooker, it is not football that is

:46:00.:46:06.

so energetic, but how much did the Mike Williams much to him mentally.

:46:07.:46:10.

He went through the ringer. Has left a little sky. Barry Hawkins has the

:46:11.:46:16.

lead and he has been talking to Ken Doherty because Barry was knocked

:46:17.:46:19.

out quite surprisingly in the early stages of the UK championship in

:46:20.:46:24.

York. Now he is keen to do well here and at the Crucible in April.

:46:25.:46:32.

Welcome. Congratulations on your first round win. Six when -- 6-1

:46:33.:46:41.

win. Not a bad start, beating John Murphy. Easier than you would have

:46:42.:46:47.

expected. It a lot easier. To play pretty solid was quite pleasing. I

:46:48.:46:53.

didn't expect to beat him with such an easy scoreline. He made a few

:46:54.:46:58.

uncharacteristic mistakes, a couple of easy safety shot the giving me an

:46:59.:47:05.

opportunity. I was delighted. You look very comfortable. Even from the

:47:06.:47:08.

first ball. I felt pretty comfortable. I was very nervous. I

:47:09.:47:17.

settled pretty quick and having the run last year helped me to settle a

:47:18.:47:21.

bit quicker. Let's talk about last year. We have a lot in common

:47:22.:47:27.

because Ronnie Beeney in a final. I was lucky to get one. I spoke to you

:47:28.:47:36.

afterwards and he said I was embarrassed. Sometimes you get like

:47:37.:47:42.

that. It hasn't affected you, is it? No, I was disappointed straight

:47:43.:47:46.

after. You want to put a good show one for yourself. You want to win,

:47:47.:47:51.

that is why you are there. To get battered 10-1 is demoralising. When

:47:52.:47:57.

you are sitting out there, you just want to go home. Overall I can't be

:47:58.:48:06.

too hard on myself. It was the final of the Masters. When you reflect on

:48:07.:48:14.

it, easy it was a good run, a good experience. The next time, which he

:48:15.:48:19.

did in the would championship, you got your revenge. Is that what you

:48:20.:48:24.

reflect on? I think I did. I definitely worried about him more

:48:25.:48:29.

than myself in the final. I didn't play my game at all. Taking nothing

:48:30.:48:35.

away from Ronnie, when he starts steam-rolling, it is hard to stop

:48:36.:48:39.

him. I was definitely worried about him. I did learn from the final and

:48:40.:48:44.

tried to use that in the World Championship and not worry about him

:48:45.:48:49.

as much. It worked out well for me. Was that one of the best

:48:50.:48:53.

performances you have had on TV? To beat Ronnie was a love in as well?

:48:54.:49:01.

Definitely one of the biggest wins of my career. To be Ronnie was

:49:02.:49:04.

living in his own backyard, especially because he didn't play

:49:05.:49:10.

badly at all cost of it was a great standard. Coming through that much

:49:11.:49:16.

give me a little more confidence. We have won a couple of ranking

:49:17.:49:18.

tournaments as well. The next stage is one of these majors. You have

:49:19.:49:25.

been right at the business end of the would championship and the

:49:26.:49:29.

Masters. It is good. You want to keep doing well. If I can win one of

:49:30.:49:35.

the big ones, that would be great, because they are the majors. They

:49:36.:49:40.

are the ones you watch on TV all the time. If I can win one of the big

:49:41.:49:45.

ones by the time I am finished, that would be great. What about the

:49:46.:49:51.

influence of Terry Griffiths, what influence has he had? Since you have

:49:52.:49:56.

been with them you have gone up the levels. He has definitely help me. I

:49:57.:50:00.

have been with them for maybe six years or something like that. As

:50:01.:50:04.

soon as I started working with him I've noticed a change straightaway.

:50:05.:50:09.

He covered a couple of technical things I was doing wrong that I

:50:10.:50:13.

didn't notice. Sometimes it takes somebody like that to point them out

:50:14.:50:17.

for you to realise you are doing something wrong. The only help you

:50:18.:50:23.

can get is that. It can get a bit lonely out there. I listen to him

:50:24.:50:27.

and I have been working with him for quite a while. He has definitely

:50:28.:50:36.

made my game improve a bit. I would have known you for a long time on

:50:37.:50:41.

the circuit. People watching you on TV as well. They don't know anything

:50:42.:50:45.

about Barry Hawkins, away from the secretive. You keep your private

:50:46.:50:50.

life private, but what do you do, what do you like doing, what other

:50:51.:50:54.

sports do you do? Nothing. I just play snooker. I love going down the

:50:55.:51:00.

social club and having a drink with my friends. When you are playing

:51:01.:51:05.

snooker, it is serious. You are planning for your living. I try to

:51:06.:51:10.

provide for my family and win tournaments and all that sort of

:51:11.:51:14.

stuff. Behind the scenes I love having a laugh and joke and a few

:51:15.:51:23.

beers with boys. I suppose, it has changed since the old days. It is

:51:24.:51:28.

more professional manner. I am not but boring. As being a family Mann

:51:29.:51:36.

changed a bit? Yes. Having a son, it is a cliche, but you look at things

:51:37.:51:42.

differently. My life revolves around him and the wife. A term I get some

:51:43.:51:48.

spirits and we do stuff together. It is so busy now, the jerk. You don't

:51:49.:51:53.

get that much time at home. What about your next opponent? He is

:51:54.:52:00.

going for the triple Crown. Only four other people have held the UK,

:52:01.:52:05.

the world and the Masters in the same year. Mark Selby will be a

:52:06.:52:09.

tough opponent. He is the best player by far in the world. So

:52:10.:52:15.

consistent. He wins tournament with his second game. That shows you how

:52:16.:52:19.

good he is. We have a similar game, a similar style. Not as well as him.

:52:20.:52:27.

It is something that needs to improve a little bit more, my second

:52:28.:52:32.

game. He inspires me. He works really hard on his game and I think

:52:33.:52:37.

I am one of those players as well. If I am not of the time then I

:52:38.:52:41.

notice the difference. I try to put the hours in when I can. He is

:52:42.:52:48.

someone to the property and I keep working hard and he shows you what

:52:49.:52:55.

you can achieve. Best of luck. What a lovely gentleman. What a nice

:52:56.:52:59.

little watch that was. He is a lovely lad. I was chatting to him.

:53:00.:53:04.

We were having a laugh and he is a good lad to have around. Have you

:53:05.:53:09.

seen an improvement in his game when he has been working with Terry? We

:53:10.:53:14.

have seen an improvement in his game over time. His stature is growing in

:53:15.:53:19.

the game. There was a time when he was disregarded as a potential

:53:20.:53:23.

champion in defence but he has got rid of that now. He is genuinely

:53:24.:53:27.

guaranteed a top 16 players and has produced astonishing stuff. I am not

:53:28.:53:34.

sure of the time frame from Terry Griffiths, if you do with Terry as a

:53:35.:53:38.

coach, you have someone who is committed to you, not just your

:53:39.:53:43.

technique, but mental well-being. Also someone who has been in the

:53:44.:53:49.

pit. It is easy to live with someone when they have been there. Did you

:53:50.:53:57.

expect Barry to push on? He unexpectedly made the final in 2013,

:53:58.:54:04.

losing to Ronnie or southern. Did you expect him to push on after

:54:05.:54:09.

that? It is difficult to push and because of how many players there

:54:10.:54:12.

are cueing up with in the win tournaments. All you Kunduz put

:54:13.:54:18.

yourself in the frame that you are now one of the elite. He has done

:54:19.:54:23.

that. The next phase is can he have a period of time dominating the

:54:24.:54:28.

game. It is so hard to do. Especially when there are so many

:54:29.:54:32.

top players. The other players will look at the draw and see him and say

:54:33.:54:37.

I am glad he is in my section. He is a great matchplay. Very confident,

:54:38.:54:42.

thinks the game, works hard. You know you are in for a match with

:54:43.:54:48.

them. He is 3-1 up against the world champion, a Mann he has trouble

:54:49.:54:53.

against. I don't feel that in the situation today that if he gets the

:54:54.:54:58.

chances he will baulk at them. After his first-round match, which him

:54:59.:55:05.

well, it is not necessarily a yardstick. He might be in these and

:55:06.:55:08.

a bit quicker mid-to-late than Mark Selby who struggled in his first

:55:09.:55:12.

round match. The last three matches he played, he hasn't won a free over

:55:13.:55:19.

Mark Selby. He has lost 4-0 and 3-0. Now he has a lead at the interval.

:55:20.:55:28.

He can put the things that have gone before him behind and he is doing

:55:29.:55:33.

that today. This is our first quarterfinal for you today. The

:55:34.:55:38.

other is Joe Perry digging on Ding Junhui. Better a look at the hit to

:55:39.:55:44.

hit here. They have played 14 matches. They first met in the

:55:45.:55:54.

Masters in 2004, but Perry won the last meeting here two years ago.

:55:55.:55:57.

Ding Junhui has been talking to Steve. Looking back at 2016, here is

:55:58.:56:13.

a question, this moment? Winning the Shanghai Masters or final in the

:56:14.:56:20.

World Championship? That is a big question. You want me to pick it?

:56:21.:56:36.

What do you think? Winning is good. They would championship is still the

:56:37.:56:42.

biggest event. I don't know. I think it is the final. This has always

:56:43.:56:49.

been my dream, to get in the final first and then think about winning a

:56:50.:56:55.

tournament. I've had one Shanghai before, this is the second time.

:56:56.:56:59.

This is a good moment to win the second time, but they weren't final,

:57:00.:57:06.

it was my first time. It is massive. You were very emotional when he won

:57:07.:57:12.

in Shanghai. The few tears. Yes. I was so excited. That was your 12th

:57:13.:57:21.

ranking event victory and only five players have won more than 12

:57:22.:57:25.

events. You have a good record in building up. I hope I can do more. I

:57:26.:57:38.

tried my best. I cannot stay in my best form of year, all season, all

:57:39.:57:42.

of my career. I do however much I can because when I get older, I will

:57:43.:57:48.

maybe not be as good. I want to win more. I wanted to try my best in

:57:49.:57:55.

every tournament. If I can do better and better, when I am looking back

:57:56.:57:59.

when I get older, I think I will have nothing to regret. I think I

:58:00.:58:06.

have done a good jaw. There is nothing to think about, I missed

:58:07.:58:11.

this or that. The only thing that really, and everybody talks about

:58:12.:58:14.

it, the only thing left for the record it for you is the World

:58:15.:58:20.

Championship. This last year he got to the final, it is another step

:58:21.:58:26.

further forward. It is a big help. Mark Selby told me a lot. To do it

:58:27.:58:33.

in a word final is a massive experience. You need to learn of the

:58:34.:58:39.

tables, the different styles, because it is a different compared

:58:40.:58:45.

to the semifinals. This is a new stage. And regularly practice

:58:46.:58:52.

routines, you are just doing exactly the same, you are not changing

:58:53.:58:56.

anything, you are not trying to get something else? I don't want to put

:58:57.:59:07.

myself thinking too much, overthinking. I wanted to play

:59:08.:59:15.

naturally. I try to play my regular game every shot. I want to be the

:59:16.:59:19.

same in the match. Turning our attention to the Masters. You have

:59:20.:59:25.

won the Masters in 2011. If you are back to the time of the famous match

:59:26.:59:30.

with Ronnie, a long time back, you look at yourself now. DEV a

:59:31.:59:34.

different person? Yes. I feel more relaxed. The crowd like you. Yes.

:59:35.:59:48.

The one thing I will do good in is my jaw. If people come to watch.

:59:49.:59:59.

Good luck today. Thank you. One of the first men through to the

:00:00.:00:05.

quarter-finals and in many ways he has gone under the radar. We have

:00:06.:00:08.

not spent much time talking about him. No, I don't think he is back to

:00:09.:00:13.

his best. He did enough to win the other day. It's an interesting

:00:14.:00:16.

match-up with Joe Perry. Originally he had a good record against him but

:00:17.:00:21.

the last two occasions it's been Perry beat him 6-4 and 4-1, I think.

:00:22.:00:25.

He has knocked him out in a couple of events. That's an interesting

:00:26.:00:30.

match tonight. You sat opposite him, did you detect a more relaxed Ding

:00:31.:00:37.

Junhui? We all do, it may be he has a better command of the English

:00:38.:00:40.

language and you can have more chat with him, I think he has matured as

:00:41.:00:44.

a person and player. He knows he can't win every match. He is a

:00:45.:00:47.

little bit more philosophical I think because of that and probably a

:00:48.:00:51.

better player. Yet the fact he got to the final of the World

:00:52.:00:54.

Championship last year, even if there is no too much more room for

:00:55.:00:57.

improvement he is still improving. You have to wonder as well whether

:00:58.:01:02.

in many ways it goes back to what we were saying about Mark Selby and

:01:03.:01:06.

talking about the triple Crown. We were always talking about Ding

:01:07.:01:09.

Junhui and the world Crown and when is he going to win it? You wonder

:01:10.:01:13.

whether he has come to terms with that added pressure? He has been

:01:14.:01:17.

close. The semifinal before one year when he should have got through. He

:01:18.:01:21.

is knocking on the door. It's so hard, so many good players about and

:01:22.:01:25.

you have to hope it's your year. Maybe it's Joe Perry's year after

:01:26.:01:29.

all he beat Joe Bingham. There's plenty of people that fancy the job

:01:30.:01:33.

here. They know full well that every best of 11 matches is a winnable

:01:34.:01:37.

experience these days. ' All fancy they're good enough. Every player

:01:38.:01:41.

that comes to this tournament has won events, therefore, they have

:01:42.:01:44.

inner confidence in some shape or form, even if they're not

:01:45.:01:47.

necessarily totally in current form, they've won.

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Yeah, Joe's going to be a dangerous opponent. The other day he was

:01:52.:01:55.

saying he wasn't really enjoying his snooker and had been on a bad run

:01:56.:01:59.

but nothing like winning a match to give you confidence. You can watch

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it live on enBBC Two tonight. Then you will need to press your red

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button and Hazel will have highlights on BBC Two.

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Let's bring you up to date with this afternoon's quarter-final. Mark

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Selby and Barry Hawkins. The world number one slightly

:02:26.:02:31.

nervous as he walked out to the Alexandra Palace today.

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Hawkins took the first frame with a fantastic pot. Mark didn't really

:02:35.:02:42.

like that. Mark roared back in the second frame. With a break of 76.

:02:43.:02:51.

Then this misread from Mark Selby allowed Barry Hawkins to get back

:02:52.:02:56.

into it. He followed up with a break of 63 to lead 2-1.

:02:57.:03:00.

Barry much more relaxed, move comfortable in frame four.

:03:01.:03:04.

He leads at the mid session interval by 3-1.

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Many a time the interval has changed the match. For him he will have to

:03:15.:03:18.

hope it's happened today. If he plays like before he is in big

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trouble in this match. We analyse these pictures a lot, Steve, when we

:03:22.:03:26.

look at Mark there, there is something today that is affecting

:03:27.:03:31.

him. Doesn't look content at all. I think once again he hasn't got a

:03:32.:03:34.

good start. Every player would love to get off to a flyer. It hasn't

:03:35.:03:41.

happened, so he is playing catch-up, hopefully from his perspective he

:03:42.:03:44.

got a bit of rhythm going on the practice table. Can Barry Hawkins

:03:45.:03:50.

seal a place in the semifinal? Let's join John.

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Yes, a question to ask now for Mark Selby. When we talk about games like

:03:55.:04:01.

this and I said before the interval, Ken, it's hard to have a game plan,

:04:02.:04:04.

but there is certain shots you are going to take on and certain shots

:04:05.:04:09.

you are going to refuse. At the moment I think that Barry Hawkins

:04:10.:04:16.

seems more comfortable in his skin than Mark Selby. Yeah and

:04:17.:04:21.

particularly in that frame where he took that risky red up into the

:04:22.:04:26.

green pocket and left Barry a chance to win the Graham. It's amazing how

:04:27.:04:30.

intervals can sometimes -- to win the frame. It's amazing how

:04:31.:04:34.

intervals can sometimes win matches. He has left the pot here.

:04:35.:04:44.

I didn't see him in the players' room or the press room in the

:04:45.:04:52.

interval, Mark. Barry was in there talking with Terry. I assume Mark

:04:53.:05:00.

went to the practice table. I did see him in the practice room. I

:05:01.:05:06.

think he has to dig in now. You have to say there is not many

:05:07.:05:10.

better players at digging in than Mark Selby. That's a mistake from

:05:11.:05:15.

Barry. Left a chance for this red.

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OK, it's not easy being close to the baulk cushion but it's a chance.

:05:21.:05:27.

You can tell from the angle there it's not straightforward. Would have

:05:28.:05:34.

liked to have been straighter on that red. The cue ball looks to be

:05:35.:05:40.

going towards the blue. Again this is a tough pot.

:05:41.:05:46.

If he misses it he will be leaving... Digging down into the cue

:05:47.:05:50.

ball. Oh!

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Well, thought he was going to get away with it there when the cue ball

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careered into the red and black. Would have made it more difficult

:06:03.:06:06.

playing it that way, John. As you say, if he rolled it in he would

:06:07.:06:10.

have probably finished up not on a colour, trying to force the angle to

:06:11.:06:14.

get on a colour. If this red goes to the right middle

:06:15.:06:18.

he doesn't have a lot to do, Barry. He is bound to be on the black and

:06:19.:06:21.

it definitely goes to the right middle.

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APPLAUSE Played it very nicely.

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A few reds in the open. He will be already contemplating about going

:07:02.:07:12.

into the pack of reds. And working out how he is going to develop them.

:07:13.:07:20.

Yeah, it's one of those situations, there is a red above the black which

:07:21.:07:29.

is available sometime, if he could come low on that red, that's

:07:30.:07:32.

separated from the bunch, he could pot that and bring other reds into

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play. He has played on it almost

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immediately. In potting this he can bring things

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into play. Two ways of playing this, the run through or the screwback.

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You felt as if you had more control with the screwback. Sometimes you

:07:47.:07:49.

play with top spin it runs through too far.

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How will he play it? Above centre or below centre?

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Above centre. Keep your eye on the cue ball.

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Controlled it lovely. Didn't play with too much pace so he

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wasn't going to open too many reds but still brought in another couple

:08:09.:08:09.

of reds into play. The red at the bottom of the pack to

:08:10.:08:31.

the left pots, as well. He is not lacking in the cue power

:08:32.:09:06.

department. He can play this both ways around the angles, or deep

:09:07.:09:10.

screw it. He played it very nicely indeed.

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Excellent shot. APPLAUSE

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A similar situation, he could go up for the blue here, if he wishes.

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Four reds, four blacks. But I am sure his main priority is winning

:09:29.:09:32.

the frame. Will he stay on the black here?

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Looks like he is going to. As I said, that red just above the

:09:40.:09:45.

black to the left will pot into the bottom right corner pocket.

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If he goes too far he always has the red into the left centre.

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I don't think he will have maximum on his mind just yet. The obvious

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shot here seems to be to play for the red to the left middle, leave a

:10:30.:10:32.

nice angle on the blue to play the split.

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He has not got a great angle on the black here to go into the reds.

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The frame is more important than the maximum.

:10:44.:10:51.

He didn't get op the red in the left middle to be able to play for the

:10:52.:10:53.

blue. So it's back for the black. Needs a good angle on the black,

:10:54.:11:03.

though. That's not it.

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Too straight. More of an angle he could have

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stunned off the top cushion into the reds. Now he is looking to see

:11:15.:11:19.

anything is pottable by dropping the black in.

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Maybe the outside red? Yeah, this red is the only one you

:11:29.:11:33.

would say. Two reds at the bottom to the right and maybe a plant that he

:11:34.:11:38.

could make into the right centre. But the obvious red is that one, the

:11:39.:11:41.

extreme left of the bunch. That's not good, he is going to be

:11:42.:11:53.

hampered by the black. Wanted to take that red on up into the yellow

:11:54.:11:58.

pocket. He has looked at the two reds right of the pack.

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Is is he going to have another look? No, he is going to take this up into

:12:02.:12:07.

the yellow pocket. He won't be holding for the black this time.

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Excellent shot! APPLAUSE

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OK, wrong side of the blue but a nice angle - we watch that again. It

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was a superb pot. Didn't go all out for good position.

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He has got into the pack. What is he on?

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Head down tells me nothing. You have to say a little bit unlucky

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there. OK, could have hit it harder, but still it was a very good shot.

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You would expect into a pack of seven reds and a pink something is

:13:03.:13:06.

going to come out. Have to concentrate on getting that

:13:07.:13:19.

cue ball tight to the baulk cushion. Yes, he will finish with a 62-point

:13:20.:13:25.

lead, but still 83 remaining. In this situation you like to put a red

:13:26.:13:29.

against the cushion, but don't do that and sacrifice a good safety.

:13:30.:13:33.

Don't see the point in that. Mark Selby coming down this end of

:13:34.:14:13.

the table, it must be pretty tight. There is a lot of distance between

:14:14.:14:18.

cue ball and red, so he could swerve it.

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It's a big shot. He knows if he makes a mess of it and leaves Barry

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one more chance it will be end of frame.

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But it's a terrific pot. APPLAUSE

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A good pot this. Yeah, fantastic, wasn't it? As you said, John,

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pressure on it, as well. Now, what can he do?

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In a way it is unfortunate, I mean, he can play the brown, but the green

:15:00.:15:07.

looks the obvious ball and the yellow is slightly hampering him.

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Well, not really. Just about judging the pace of the shot.

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He has played that very well. This would be a steal.

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He has had a look at the red above the black.

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That 62 point lead could soon evaporate with the position of the

:15:44.:15:50.

balls at the moment. But again a bit of pressure on Mark Selby here. He

:15:51.:15:57.

produced a good break in the second frame when he was behind. But since

:15:58.:16:08.

then he's looked a little bit nervous, John. Yeah, doesn't look

:16:09.:16:14.

comfortable with his game so far. But this could really be giving him

:16:15.:16:16.

a big boost of confidence. 44 points behind and 59 remaining so

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plenty of points to spare. That's the red he would like to get

:16:41.:16:44.

on, the one to the left of the black.

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I don't think the black pots. I think the red just above it does.

:16:53.:17:01.

He will have to clear all these rip maining balls to win the frame at

:17:02.:17:22.

this lift. -- remaining. He will be just happy to have the opportunity.

:17:23.:17:27.

Yeah. A little awkward on this pink.

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Wanted to be higher with the cue ball. He doesn't have the angle now.

:17:41.:17:58.

Having a quick look at the blue. The problem is he if plays the pink

:17:59.:18:05.

he will have to run around the two cushions. I don't think he is

:18:06.:18:09.

straight enough to hold the spot. If he plays the pink he will have to

:18:10.:18:12.

really cue this well to run around off two cushions.

:18:13.:18:22.

He is leaving himself a red that he knows he will have to use the rest

:18:23.:18:26.

with the extension. It's not perfect. He needs a good

:18:27.:18:42.

angle on pink or blue here to get on the awkward last red.

:18:43.:19:03.

Decided to go up for the blue and he's not quite far enough.

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He is too straight. The pink is no good. He is looking

:19:09.:19:23.

at the brown, swinging it round off two cushions. A tough pot.

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Excellent pot. APPLAUSE

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Yeah, it's OK. Would have loved to have been straighter on this red

:19:43.:19:45.

because the cue ball is going into the black. Doesn't want to knock the

:19:46.:19:49.

black safe. That's OK. Did that red go in off

:19:50.:20:06.

the black or the cue ball? I think the cue ball just hit it on the way

:20:07.:20:15.

around. Just have another look. Anyway, it went in. That's all you

:20:16.:20:20.

are bothered about now. One good positional shot from pink to yellow

:20:21.:20:22.

now. What a steal this would be.

:20:23.:20:30.

He has played for it in the right middle. It needs to run.

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Just about perfect, I think. Wouldn't fancy him missing now. Just

:20:37.:20:56.

so good in these positions when he is behind and just enough points on

:20:57.:21:01.

the table. He did it in frame two when he was behind. Yeah, it's like

:21:02.:21:06.

his concentration goes up a notch. This could be a massive turning

:21:07.:21:20.

point in this match. Barry Hawkins had a 62-point lead and went into

:21:21.:21:27.

the pack of reds off the blue and nothing came available.

:21:28.:21:33.

Well, just hold on a minute. Hold on a second. He has hit that much too

:21:34.:21:38.

hard. With the black not being on its spot

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and close to the pocket, you would think he would be able to get in and

:21:42.:21:49.

out of baulk. Should have been easier than this.

:21:50.:22:04.

It's OK. But it still needs due care and

:22:05.:22:13.

attention. Superb! He leaves the arena. He knew

:22:14.:22:33.

how big a frame that was. Barry Hawkins made a break of 62.

:22:34.:22:45.

Matches and moments like this can turn on pivotal moments in sport and

:22:46.:22:52.

that could be potentially be one. It's a tremendous clearance,

:22:53.:22:55.

considering he has looked nervous and out of sorts. His cue ball

:22:56.:23:00.

hasn't been great. Barry Hawkins, you are cursed. He has played a

:23:01.:23:04.

brilliant shot off the blue, couldn't hit it any better. For all

:23:05.:23:08.

those balls to split up like that, for all the world you think you are

:23:09.:23:12.

going to be on one. Game over. To finish there He drops his head, so

:23:13.:23:17.

unlucky. It's taken nothing away from the clearance. You couldn't hit

:23:18.:23:21.

that harder, he controlled it as well as he could have done. He got

:23:22.:23:26.

into that area of the pack. That's the way it goes in snooker, but from

:23:27.:23:33.

there on in Mark Selby proves why, he may be a different style to

:23:34.:23:37.

others in the game, he is still huge box office because the tightrope

:23:38.:23:42.

walk he produces sometimes. We saw it in the World Championship against

:23:43.:23:45.

Ronnie O'Sullivan under pressure. He is producing under pressure, where

:23:46.:23:48.

other players would crumble and he is doing it on the table. That's why

:23:49.:23:52.

he has great admiration amongst players and also the fans. John made

:23:53.:23:59.

a good point in commentary, as if his concentration level goes up a

:24:00.:24:02.

notch. It's like they need a challenge to get them going, it

:24:03.:24:07.

might be the challenge that kicks him on, because he has been second

:24:08.:24:13.

best. Your back is against the wall and sometimes you can think clearer.

:24:14.:24:19.

At that point he is not woring about being champion, he has to clear the

:24:20.:24:23.

balls. It probably focussed his mind. We have said this the mid

:24:24.:24:27.

session interval comes at the wrong time for Barry, he is playing well.

:24:28.:24:30.

Suddenly Mark has this opportunity to go back. There was a moment as

:24:31.:24:36.

Mark was clearing up there, a moment our cameras caught Harry Hawkins. A

:24:37.:24:40.

raised eyebrow. He knew what was going on. -- Barry. When you have

:24:41.:24:45.

had a shot like Barry had and you know sitting in the chair the player

:24:46.:24:49.

you are playing against is going to get the first long red, you just

:24:50.:24:51.

know that. That was your chance to win the frame t didn't work out. A

:24:52.:24:55.

funny thing and you are sitting there thinking he is going to make

:24:56.:24:59.

this and it's the realisation he is going to clear up. Very much so.

:25:00.:25:04.

It's all to play for. Barry Hawkins leads 3-2. Back to John and Ken.

:25:05.:25:10.

Wondering will he take this red on? He could leave the cue ball in such

:25:11.:25:52.

a way it would only leave the red should he miss, but a difficult pot.

:25:53.:25:55.

He decided against it. He could have played that a little

:25:56.:25:59.

bit better. He wanted that cue ball tight to this top cushion. He has

:26:00.:26:03.

left a chance here for Mark Selby. Not sure he is on the red closest to

:26:04.:26:09.

the black but he is on a red up into the green pocket.

:26:10.:26:17.

Yeah, obviously can't get through to the red just to the right of the

:26:18.:26:22.

black but he has this one to the far right.

:26:23.:26:31.

No, so still not firing on all cylinders.

:26:32.:26:40.

Here is the black in the last frame. A bit of a reaction here as well

:26:41.:26:51.

from Mark Selby. Geeing himself up. He knew how important that break

:26:52.:26:55.

could turn out to be. It only wins one frame.

:26:56.:27:03.

Barry with a chance here. APPLAUSE

:27:04.:27:10.

He is on the pink. He gets the first good chance.

:27:11.:28:28.

The red above the black is the one I am sure he will be trying to get on

:28:29.:28:34.

next because he can use that to open up some more reds. He has to stay

:28:35.:28:41.

low on this, get the cue ball somewhere where it is now.

:28:42.:29:03.

Could go into the pack here because he has a wonderful angle.

:29:04.:29:11.

Normally he likes to mop up the open reds before he goes into the pack.

:29:12.:29:15.

Certainly has a lovely angle here, John. Plenty of value going into the

:29:16.:29:21.

pack because of the loose red. I was surprised when he potted the last

:29:22.:29:26.

red he didn't try to screw off the bottom of the cluster and bring a

:29:27.:29:31.

few into play. Once again decided against it. I

:29:32.:29:36.

think he's come out, don't know whether he discussed it with Terry

:29:37.:29:41.

before the match, not to take undue risks. Feeling that Mark may be

:29:42.:29:50.

under pressure with this thought of winning the three majors and don't

:29:51.:29:51.

push the boat out too far. So far, it's been working. You have

:29:52.:30:03.

to say, as the guys in the studio said, in the last frame when he got

:30:04.:30:08.

62 unlucky not to be on one of the reds. If he had been on one that

:30:09.:30:11.

would have been the end of frame. He played that well.

:30:12.:30:16.

He has landed perfect on the blue to play the cannon. He has to avoid the

:30:17.:30:21.

loose one. That line of four, he wants to hit that one full in the

:30:22.:30:23.

face. No, catch the loose one, or you're

:30:24.:30:38.

likely to finish on nothing, and that's the case.

:30:39.:30:49.

There's no need to miss this red. It just shows you he had a couple of

:30:50.:30:54.

opportunities to bring the reds into play. He decided to play for the

:30:55.:31:01.

loose reds, now he needs a good pot to keep this play going. He'll take

:31:02.:31:05.

it on. But they are difficult, those.

:31:06.:31:18.

Now, has he got away with it? P APPLAUSE

:31:19.:31:21.

He can go back to his seat, now, Barry. He will be thinking he should

:31:22.:31:24.

have made more of the chance, and he should.

:31:25.:31:29.

He had a wonderful angle to go into the pack.

:31:30.:31:31.

. Maybe he should have taken the opportunity then.

:31:32.:31:40.

This is certainly no gimme, this red, into this pocket.

:31:41.:31:49.

No. Overcut it! It wasn't straightforward. The cue ball in the

:31:50.:31:55.

pocket... It make it is that much easier for Barry Hawkins. Cue

:31:56.:32:00.

ball-in-hand, a choice of reds to play for. He's still got the problem

:32:01.:32:06.

of bringing the reds, the main bunch of reds into the main play if he is

:32:07.:32:10.

going to win the frame at this visit. But it's a chance. You would

:32:11.:32:17.

think you'd want to do it now, Ken? Get a nice angle on this red.

:32:18.:32:22.

Knowing you have the red in the far right-hand corner if it doesn't go

:32:23.:32:26.

well. That's the reason he is taking this

:32:27.:32:31.

on. Leaving the red as insurance. He doesn't have to go into the pack

:32:32.:32:36.

with full pace here but he's got to try to hit that red right up the

:32:37.:32:48.

pink spot for the ball, if he can. APPLAUSE

:32:49.:32:54.

It's OK. It's OK. You know, when I looked at that

:32:55.:32:59.

cluster, I thought, if that red were going off the pink into the pocket?

:33:00.:33:04.

It was close enough. That would have deterred me from hitting it, it was

:33:05.:33:10.

so much pace. But as you say, Ken, it's turned out all right.

:33:11.:33:22.

It's a little thicker than was needed.

:33:23.:33:24.

It dropped. Obviously the red in the middle of

:33:25.:33:56.

the table will go. And he's landed on it absolutely plum. There was a

:33:57.:34:01.

little shake of his head there, I don't know if that was a red he

:34:02.:34:04.

would play for but he'll be happy with it.

:34:05.:34:08.

I don't think it was but he'll certainly take it. This is a good

:34:09.:34:13.

response from Barry Hawkins. Just a couple of pots away now to

:34:14.:34:32.

reassert his two-frame advantage. That equates to just this red and

:34:33.:34:57.

sexual abuse sexual abuse, as we have said, be two frames behind

:34:58.:35:03.

again. Snookers required.

:35:04.:35:12.

APPLAUSE It's always nice to win a frame when

:35:13.:35:19.

your opponent has stolen a frame from you in the manner had did in

:35:20.:35:25.

the last game. When you talk about turning points

:35:26.:35:40.

in matches, you felt it would have been a turning point had Mark Selby

:35:41.:35:43.

won this frame. . Yes.

:35:44.:35:49.

But you could say that Barry's now steadied the ship somewhat.

:35:50.:36:22.

Well, he won't be too bothered about missing the red.

:36:23.:36:34.

A nod to the referee, on and Barry Hawkins reasserts that two-frame

:36:35.:36:39.

lead at 4-2. What are we thinking chaps, one of the upsets of the

:36:40.:36:43.

Masters? I don't think so. Barry Hawkins, by his nature is a top 16

:36:44.:36:48.

player but at the moment he's in better form. The two players are

:36:49.:36:55.

top-class. Mark is not firing on all cylinders and he's gone about his

:36:56.:37:03.

game very well, Barry Hawkins. And a good temperament there, he had to

:37:04.:37:08.

watch Mark Selby go ahead, and then there was a good response.

:37:09.:37:14.

And there is a frustration for the player, you have some problems, and

:37:15.:37:20.

it's not happening at the moment but he's running out of time.

:37:21.:37:26.

And how much is it down to Barry catching Mark on an off day? It's an

:37:27.:37:43.

advantage he has got. There are many times you catch a top player on an

:37:44.:37:46.

off day and you crack at the chance of beating them. It is strength of

:37:47.:37:48.

character. And talking about centuries earlier, 18 so far in the

:37:49.:37:50.

tournament but yet to have one this afternoon.

:37:51.:37:57.

Back to Ken. The obligatory red is being left on here.

:37:58.:38:05.

Mark will take this on. He would love to knock this in.

:38:06.:38:19.

Oh, at the moment he has a touch of the nearlyis and the kiss on brown

:38:20.:38:21.

has not helped. As a player, Ken, that type of red

:38:22.:38:24.

that Mark's played, halfway there, you would have thought he would have

:38:25.:38:31.

potted it? He got so close, that's why he's left it.

:38:32.:40:01.

His body language will tell us he might take this red on into the

:40:02.:40:09.

bottom left-hand corner pocket, leaving the cue ball down on the

:40:10.:40:11.

right-hand side. Pot a black. I think he was more concerned

:40:12.:40:29.

leaving the cue ball near the top cushion.

:40:30.:40:39.

If this has the pace, he could tie it behind the yellow here.

:40:40.:40:43.

Just a fraction short, that was all. He doesn't have the edge of the

:40:44.:41:17.

reds, then this could go wrong this safety shot. He could not the red

:41:18.:41:22.

out of the right-hand corner pocket here. He's got to be careful.

:41:23.:41:27.

He needs a cover. I think he may have got one. Fair play. He's got an

:41:28.:41:34.

excellent cue ball but he hasn't got the cover. But the red being so

:41:35.:41:40.

close to the side cushion is no gimme.

:41:41.:41:48.

But... It begs the question, what's the alternative?

:41:49.:42:15.

This is a possibility. A line up that red.

:42:16.:42:22.

Trying to come back down the left-hand side of the table and try

:42:23.:42:27.

to cover the red that's closest to the bottom right-hand corner pocket.

:42:28.:42:30.

He could be knocking this red over the hol eas well.

:42:31.:42:36.

Yeah, he needs a good cue ball, though, doesn't he? Oh, and he's got

:42:37.:42:45.

one. That's an excellent shot. Top drawer.

:42:46.:43:22.

Well, I can't see a pot-on. Well, not one that could get you on a

:43:23.:43:32.

colour. He will have to be very accurate

:43:33.:43:37.

with his contact on the red. So accurate.

:43:38.:43:48.

He's got to catch that red just so. He's playing in another red but it's

:43:49.:43:57.

a similar sort of line. Too thick. Too thick. So here's a

:43:58.:44:03.

chance for Barry. I'm not certain of the availability of the black to the

:44:04.:44:05.

left corner. a red to the left corner, that

:44:06.:44:16.

wouldn't give him position on the black. Maybe that blacks just a

:44:17.:44:23.

little too tight to go. He can still look for the blue. One

:44:24.:44:28.

good pot and it will give him a great chance.

:44:29.:44:45.

Excellent pot, right in the heart of the pock E

:44:46.:44:59.

He's got an angle on the blue. Back up for the red close to the cue

:45:00.:45:02.

ball here. The fact that the yellow and brown

:45:03.:45:07.

weren't on the spots made it a simple shot. It's all about judging

:45:08.:45:11.

the pace and he's done that perfectly. Let's have a look to see

:45:12.:45:17.

if the pink is available... Not for now, I'm sure he'll play for the

:45:18.:45:29.

blue but yes, that pink goes. Is he going to play for it now or

:45:30.:45:32.

play this red with the rest? Head love the pink spot to be

:45:33.:45:50.

available. I'm not sure whether it is or not. Where is the pink spot?

:45:51.:46:02.

It's hidden! There it is. Pink won't go in its own spot but the highest

:46:03.:46:05.

available, which would be the brown spot. He's going to have to

:46:06.:46:09.

concentrate on the blue for the time being.

:46:10.:46:16.

Yeah, this is the red that he'd love to get rid of. Thinking, a few shots

:46:17.:46:22.

ahead here, he could get the top side of the blue and then try to get

:46:23.:46:27.

on to that red to the left of the black. That's the one he's looking

:46:28.:46:33.

at. If you can put the cue ball into a position to get on that red it

:46:34.:46:38.

would be perfect to try to win the frame from this position, it would

:46:39.:46:42.

open the black to both pockets. He has to be precise with this

:46:43.:46:45.

positional shot. This is a good bit of key shot to

:46:46.:46:51.

the frame. It looks inch-perfect. It looks

:46:52.:46:56.

absolutely inch-perfect. Well, as long as he can pot this red and not

:46:57.:47:02.

disturb the black... Nice little shot.

:47:03.:47:09.

The chance is there now. Well, this game never creases to

:47:10.:47:43.

amaze you. He looked as if he had done all the hard work. And maybe

:47:44.:47:48.

that's what he thought. He just took the plaque for granted. You cannot

:47:49.:47:52.

drop your guard for a second! What a miss.

:47:53.:48:14.

He wants to play the red that's in the open. If he's straight enough, I

:48:15.:48:21.

know he's close to the red but he's only got to dab it in, so to speak,

:48:22.:48:24.

and he will be on the black. It was a good dab! It was a

:48:25.:48:50.

dab-a-dab-doo! Now, what can Mark Selby do here? If ever he needed

:48:51.:48:58.

another good frame-winning break, it's here.

:48:59.:49:09.

He needs this start. He's done it on a couple of frames.

:49:10.:49:21.

Well, Barry will be sat there, bemused and bewildered at missing

:49:22.:49:31.

that black. Just thinking maybe he went too

:49:32.:49:37.

straight on the red. Mark is in perfect position. Barry

:49:38.:49:40.

will be sitting there and suffering. Just the angle to run around off two

:49:41.:50:02.

cushions. He now takes the lead. He's got a

:50:03.:50:12.

four-point advantage. Make that 11 points. So the red's in

:50:13.:50:19.

the open. The one close to the right corner, he'll save that as a reserve

:50:20.:50:21.

if he does run out of position. Just a matter of keeping your

:50:22.:50:44.

concentration now, and not playing a careless shot as he opponent did.

:50:45.:50:59.

Yes, and here's the black again. He got himself into a prime position

:51:00.:51:07.

and then took his eye off the black, concentrating on the little cannon

:51:08.:51:10.

into the reds. And we saw when Barry missed it, you

:51:11.:51:19.

saw him stand up - it's a real shock to the system, isn't it? Shock

:51:20.:51:29.

horror, it really is. Yes, this will probably hurt him a

:51:30.:51:36.

lot more than the 62-point lead he had a couple of frames ago. And as

:51:37.:51:41.

you said, John, it's the shock of missing it. It really unnerves you.

:51:42.:51:54.

As you say, when he made the 62 break he could consider himself as

:51:55.:51:59.

unlucky. And you can put that behind you, then.

:52:00.:52:05.

But that wasn't the case here, 33 points to lead, red cover, red

:52:06.:52:16.

required. He's hanging in there, Mark, no

:52:17.:52:21.

doubt about it. He's been thrown a life line and he's Dooley taking it

:52:22.:52:29.

so far. Just the blue and the red required.

:52:30.:52:35.

He's got to be careful he doesn't cover the pocket with the other red

:52:36.:52:39.

when he's screwing back to the side cushion. But no danger of that so.

:52:40.:52:46.

This red to go 40 points ahead with just 35 remaining.

:52:47.:53:00.

APPLAUSE So the miss on the black has cost

:53:01.:53:11.

him the frame. And it's cost him not only the

:53:12.:53:18.

frame, John but a 5-2 lead. One frame away from victory, it would

:53:19.:53:24.

have been. Now all those negative thoughts will

:53:25.:53:29.

be running through Barry's mind now. If he can get the pink, he can make

:53:30.:53:41.

a century. He's got the red. He can make the century with the

:53:42.:53:43.

black and the six remaining colours. Quite funny, Jason Mohammed in the

:53:44.:54:02.

studio, said there hadn't been a century break in this match so far

:54:03.:54:07.

but we might get to see one now. We've had 18 in the tournament so

:54:08.:54:15.

far. This is again, John, it's been a

:54:16.:54:19.

wonderful break under the pressure that he has been put under by his

:54:20.:54:34.

opponent. Well not the right side of the blue but, the century's only for

:54:35.:54:42.

record purposes. As far as he's concerned he's already made 452

:54:43.:54:46.

centuries, which is amazing in the time he's been a pro. He played it

:54:47.:54:51.

solid. Beautiful shot.

:54:52.:55:04.

Took the gift that Barry hawkins offered him up. Easy, the black off

:55:05.:55:13.

the spot. He's still one behind but he'll be

:55:14.:55:20.

feeling a lot better now. We could be in for a long afternoon. That was

:55:21.:55:25.

sheer class from Mark Selby. Yes, is the ultimate predator of the

:55:26.:55:33.

game going to whoop in on the Hawk. But it is ominous, isn't it? All of

:55:34.:55:37.

a sudden you get the feeling he is tuning in. It's a funny thing in

:55:38.:55:46.

this game. He missed a spot on the black. He can't believe he's done it

:55:47.:55:52.

himself. I'm not saying this is the reason for it but sometimes it

:55:53.:55:55.

happens, after you have played a shot that is really good the one

:55:56.:55:59.

before, because this is class. He is stunning this, not cannon the black

:56:00.:56:03.

and miss the flick on the red. He is so happy with the shot he made, put

:56:04.:56:09.

all of the cons station to that one and missed the next one.

:56:10.:56:14.

And a they get into the comfort zone, and all of a sudden a lapse in

:56:15.:56:22.

concentration? Yes, so glad to get that one done, and don't concentrate

:56:23.:56:26.

on the next one. And sometimes, you put a fraction

:56:27.:56:30.

more pressure on yourself. You could see the shock on his face. The hand

:56:31.:56:38.

went like that, "oh, my God" And we read so much into the body language

:56:39.:56:43.

from here. What I have to say is, where does he keep finding the

:56:44.:56:47.

clearances from? He is second best, and when he comes to a clearance, he

:56:48.:56:53.

keeps making them. And Mark Selby, he revels in all

:56:54.:56:57.

different types of snooker. He enjoys the game. Everything's a

:56:58.:57:01.

challenge and he rises to the challenge. 19 centuries. Very good

:57:02.:57:10.

standards as you expect. The tables have been playing lovely. It will be

:57:11.:57:15.

reclothed, the tables, they are only two days old. But it will be done

:57:16.:57:20.

tomorrow night before the final. Steve, can you see us getting more

:57:21.:57:24.

in the current stage as to where we are now? Could that record of

:57:25.:57:34.

centuries be beaten? I think, from the current stage, I think that

:57:35.:57:41.

record might be beaten. Not the best break off, Mark Selby. As I said,

:57:42.:57:46.

when he stalled frame five, he's within one. He needs to get to make

:57:47.:57:53.

the frames, turning points to get level. But he's given Barry a chance

:57:54.:58:00.

here. And fair play to Barry. He is getting the disappointments

:58:01.:58:08.

but it doesn't knock him off. On the next frame, he's potting.

:58:09.:58:14.

Excellent pot. A little kiss on the red and it would have been top side

:58:15.:58:19.

of the blue. But he's still OK. He can pot the blue and get down to the

:58:20.:58:25.

two reds and the black spot. Especially the one to the right of

:58:26.:58:30.

it. That's pretty good. He's on that red

:58:31.:58:33.

perfectly. An excellent shot. Yes, he played for the red to the

:58:34.:59:02.

left of the black now. Clearing the black for the corner pockets.

:59:03.:59:11.

He won't be taking anything for granted, though. He looked as if he

:59:12.:59:18.

was to win the last frame and missed the black off its spot, so that will

:59:19.:59:21.

sharpen his senses somewhat. You could say he stalled all three

:59:22.:59:56.

of them really. He's never really been first in and built up a lead in

:59:57.:00:05.

any frame. He's always been playing catch-up in frames.

:00:06.:00:18.

It's like he's been hanging on to Barry's coat tails. He will be

:00:19.:00:27.

disappointed with that break, Mark Selby, to leave this opening red. It

:00:28.:00:33.

was an excellent pot, nonetheless. He has plenty of options here,

:00:34.:00:38.

Barry. This red will pot and when he pots this the one to the right of it

:00:39.:00:47.

will be pottable, as well. Just kissed it into the pack. Certainly

:00:48.:00:52.

to the right centre. He has a nice angle, as we see

:00:53.:01:10.

Mark's break-off. Look at this. He has done this a couple of times,

:01:11.:01:15.

just not swinging it in behind that yellow.

:01:16.:01:25.

Yeah, you have - maybe a foot this side of the baulk line to get behind

:01:26.:01:32.

the yellow. If you don't get behind the yellow

:01:33.:01:37.

you are always going to - not perfect here but you wouldn't expect

:01:38.:01:38.

Barry to miss this. Solid. I don't think the red at the

:01:39.:01:49.

top of the cluster is available. We saw him nudge it into the cluster.

:01:50.:01:54.

Ken mentioned it. He is going to have to play - there you see it

:01:55.:01:59.

doesn't go. If he plays to the right of the pink he will cannon into the

:02:00.:02:05.

pink. He may favour the one down the right side of the table.

:02:06.:02:10.

If you can't avoid the pink, positional side could go wrong. Oh,

:02:11.:02:14.

well, he could avoid it, so no problem.

:02:15.:02:19.

Maybe a little bit more angle than he would like.

:02:20.:02:39.

To win the frame at this visit he's got to bring some reds into play in

:02:40.:02:44.

that cluster. Won't be happy with this. Won't be

:02:45.:03:00.

happy with that. Yeah. Certainly won't. He was

:03:01.:03:07.

stretching a little bit there. Didn't get the follow through and

:03:08.:03:10.

the back swing. Should have got the little extension.

:03:11.:03:19.

Schoolboy error there from Barry. A good chance to win the frame from

:03:20.:03:22.

that position or put himself in a position where Mark would have

:03:23.:03:26.

needed snookers. Now he is going to try and get green or yellow safe.

:03:27.:03:49.

That was a golden opportunity, as you say, all because he didn't put

:03:50.:04:00.

the little extension on to his cue. He was overstretching. It's little

:04:01.:04:04.

things like that, just drop your guard as we have seen in a couple of

:04:05.:04:09.

frames so far this afternoon, it can cost you frames. OK, Mark Selby has

:04:10.:04:17.

the problem of getting this safe. Just overstretching.

:04:18.:04:21.

A good safety shot needed here. He is going to leave a pot on here.

:04:22.:04:33.

Needs the cover, hasn't got it. So Barry Hawkins is going to get

:04:34.:04:41.

another chance immediately. He's been solid with these

:04:42.:04:43.

particular pots. Got one at the beginning of this

:04:44.:04:49.

frame. He has been knocking these in throughout the match.

:04:50.:04:57.

Yeah, very solid and secure on that particular type of shot. It's not

:04:58.:05:07.

too bad. Excellent pot. Got to avoid the kiss on the yellow.

:05:08.:05:28.

This looks to be absolutely inch perfect. Two reds, two colours,

:05:29.:05:34.

would be more than enough to put him one frame away from a place in the

:05:35.:05:40.

semifinal. And the world champion firmly on the

:05:41.:05:41.

ropes. Can't see a problem now.

:05:42.:05:54.

The black and the red will be enough.

:05:55.:06:23.

That takes him 62 points ahead with only 59 remaining.

:06:24.:06:32.

And Mark Selby has only had two shots. Poor break-off and couldn't

:06:33.:06:41.

get the next one safe that he had. That's how quickly and easily a

:06:42.:06:49.

frame can slip away. No matter how good you are.

:06:50.:06:55.

And that will mean Mark Selby will not be getting back to the table.

:06:56.:06:56.

Really up against it now. Every time Mark Selby got himself

:06:57.:07:28.

back into the match Barry Hawkins has responded. Just when you think

:07:29.:07:38.

he might see the winning post, he's definitely responded in superb

:07:39.:07:41.

fashion. Yeah, you know, a lesser player

:07:42.:07:44.

losing the type of frames he did you thought it would affect his

:07:45.:07:49.

confidence, but he's knocked in good long balls.

:07:50.:08:02.

Doesn't matter about the red. He took the chances that Mark Selby

:08:03.:08:10.

gifted him. Now with one frame away from a place in the semifinal. The

:08:11.:08:12.

world champion with it all to do. If successful he will play either

:08:13.:08:19.

Ding Junhui or Joe Perry, that match is live on Dean two tonight at 7pm.

:08:20.:08:24.

He is one frame away. On the evidence of what we have seen today

:08:25.:08:28.

thoroughly deserved, John. It's the right scoreline, probably should be

:08:29.:08:33.

all over if we are honest. A couple of chances he has had, he has been

:08:34.:08:37.

the best player in every department. His safety and score something bet

:08:38.:08:41.

every -- better. He deserves to be in front. I don't sense Barry is

:08:42.:08:45.

going to throw it away. Mark has to steal it from him. That requires a

:08:46.:08:50.

massive upturn in his form. And he has left it late if that's going to

:08:51.:08:55.

be the case. The boys in commentary said in many ways Mark Selby stolen

:08:56.:08:58.

the frames from Barry. Is that a fair assessment? It seems to be, the

:08:59.:09:03.

only time he gets his concentration levels up is when those clearances

:09:04.:09:07.

can be made. The rest of the game his safety has been poor. Even the

:09:08.:09:11.

safety shot off the side of the pack there that Barry knocked a long red

:09:12.:09:15.

in, he is trying to hide the white but he hit it too thin. He has been

:09:16.:09:18.

out of sorts. It's unusual to see the world number one like that. If

:09:19.:09:22.

Barry Hawkins holds himself together he has won this match. One more

:09:23.:09:28.

frame. Barry Hawkins needs to make the last four of this year's

:09:29.:09:29.

Masters. Excellent break-off shot there from

:09:30.:09:39.

Barry. I agree with the guys in the studio,

:09:40.:09:47.

Ken, been the more solid player in this match this afternoon. Yeah, and

:09:48.:09:54.

there is a good break-off, as well. The cue ball hiding behind the

:09:55.:09:57.

green. Well, turned out he played it very

:09:58.:10:16.

well. APPLAUSE

:10:17.:10:21.

Needs a few more of those to keep Barry Hawkins at bay.

:10:22.:10:44.

Left a chance for this red. There is an interesting couple.

:10:45.:10:54.

Elaine and Mick, good afternoon. They met 50 years ago at a roler

:10:55.:11:00.

disco here at the Ally Pally. Mick is 72 today.

:11:01.:11:06.

You look well, bud! 50 years, eh! Roler disco.

:11:07.:11:14.

That was a lovely pot from Mark Selby.

:11:15.:11:20.

Great pot. The stage of the match now where he

:11:21.:11:29.

has to play don't-miss snooker. Leaving the cue ball low on this

:11:30.:12:33.

black, now needs a good split on the reds.

:12:34.:12:39.

It's not an ideal pack the way they're situated to go in. That red

:12:40.:12:45.

to the right - doesn't want to be hitting that full ball. Has to hit

:12:46.:12:50.

the one directly above the black, almost like half-ball. He is blessed

:12:51.:12:54.

with a lot of cue power. Maybe the gap of those two reds might help, as

:12:55.:12:57.

well. The one thing you don't want to do is for the cue ball to stick

:12:58.:13:00.

in them. Unless it's obvious if you nudge one

:13:01.:13:12.

red you are going to be on another. In these situations you always rely

:13:13.:13:18.

a little bit on luck. He found the gap.

:13:19.:13:23.

He's just about on a red to the right corner.

:13:24.:13:33.

And maybe one to the right middle. It may timent him even more.

:13:34.:13:35.

-- tempt him even more. A bonus that the pink is available

:13:36.:13:46.

to this left centre. The referee just checking to see the

:13:47.:14:03.

pink spot. He has had a look at the two reds

:14:04.:14:27.

above the black. Are they a plant into this bottom right corner

:14:28.:14:32.

pocket? Doesn't look like it from that camera angle.

:14:33.:14:40.

He will try and take these loose reds and look at a better

:14:41.:14:43.

opportunity. If this red wasn't here he just

:14:44.:15:47.

rolls the green. He has to put the cue ball on the right side of the

:15:48.:15:51.

table. But that's not good. Particularly if Barry can get past

:15:52.:15:55.

the yellow to play safe off the red near the baulk line.

:15:56.:16:03.

Mark will be kicking himself there. He had a good chance. Poor

:16:04.:16:04.

positional shot. He certainly knows his way around

:16:05.:16:37.

the snooker table, Mark Selby. But he is not guaranteed to get this

:16:38.:16:38.

safe. There is the player's view.

:16:39.:16:51.

Easy to hit a red, but as I say, the main object is not to leave your

:16:52.:16:55.

opponent the chance. Of course he will be thinking if he does leave

:16:56.:17:00.

his opponent the chance, it could be end of match.

:17:01.:17:20.

Foul and a miss. He turns away in disgust.

:17:21.:17:30.

That was nowhere near. A miss? Could have been called a wide!

:17:31.:18:08.

He has the red but he hasn't got position. Now, will he have a look

:18:09.:18:17.

at these two reds. Can he make them into a plant? Needs to below on the

:18:18.:18:33.

two of them. Yeah, I think the position he has landed on the black,

:18:34.:18:38.

that's the only thing he can play is for the plant. As you say they're

:18:39.:18:43.

not dead set. But because it's a chance to win

:18:44.:18:47.

frame and match, is it worth the risk?

:18:48.:18:57.

He can certainly make it. The first red he is going to hit is going to

:18:58.:19:02.

be pushing into the other five reds and it's going to bring them all

:19:03.:19:06.

into play here. He has left this red but it's

:19:07.:19:31.

certainly no gimme. It's tight to that side cushion.

:19:32.:19:43.

He's played a decent shot. I was going to say he may force Barry to

:19:44.:20:05.

take it on but he's covered it with the blue.

:20:06.:20:13.

It's funny, I get the feeling earlier on in the match Mark Selby

:20:14.:20:17.

would have taken that red on. He is at that point where he can't afford

:20:18.:20:19.

to make any more mistakes. He has a big target, he could slide

:20:20.:20:44.

off the side of the pack here and try and get that cue ball up behind

:20:45.:20:49.

the brown again. Has he left a path to this red to

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the left corner? I think he may have done.

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He's been knocking plenty of these in.

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And there is another one. APPLAUSE

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Just about on the yellow. APPLAUSE

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A chance. A lovely positional shot. He can win frame and match with high

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value colours and just the reds. What an opportunity.

:23:10.:23:33.

Thought it was risky to play for a red into the same pocket as the

:23:34.:23:39.

black, so will play for the red to the middle. This will release one of

:23:40.:23:47.

the other reds into more open play. He is giving a little bit of

:23:48.:23:48.

thought. The one on the right may be too

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straight. Playing with top spin running up for the blue.

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Cued it beautifully. APPLAUSE

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It's a good sign when you can cue it as good as that under pressure.

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Couldn't have played it much better. He will get on that loose red now.

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Has he hit it hard enough? Just about maybe.

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The only red that may pose a problem is that one that's close to this

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bottom right cushion. Yes and in playing that awkward red, as you

:24:43.:24:47.

point out, Ken, he is going to need a colour off it.

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Another good solid shot. Seven points is the lead. Three reds,

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three high value colours and world number one, UK champion, world

:25:02.:25:06.

champion, will be out. Just lost the cue ball slightly.

:25:07.:25:38.

Needs an angle on the blue or pink here. Looks pretty good. Doesn't

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want to be potting this pink, doesn't want to be straight on the

:25:48.:25:53.

red. A slight little angle with the cue ball will be able to come off

:25:54.:25:58.

the cushion. He has a slight angle to drop behind

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it and closer you can get to this red on the cushion the easier the

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pot will be. But he will still need this red and the colour.

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He is going to leave himself a tricky black because he has to make

:26:23.:26:28.

certain he pots the red and he can't get the cue ball away from the

:26:29.:26:29.

cushion. No! Would you believe it! If you

:26:30.:26:48.

miss it, you leave it. I don't blame him for playing it like that.

:26:49.:26:53.

Wow! Are we going to have another twist

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as we see this red again? He wasn't comfortable on it. What has Mark

:27:01.:27:07.

Selby got left? Could have played that a bit better.

:27:08.:27:19.

Well, another missed opportunity from Barry Hawkins.

:27:20.:27:23.

This positional shot from blue to yellow made easier with the brown

:27:24.:27:27.

not being on its spot. But that brown being on - not being

:27:28.:27:30.

on its spot makes it a difficult clearance.

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It's bounced nicely. I thought it was going to be a little bit

:27:38.:27:42.

straight on that yellow. It came off the cushion nicely.

:27:43.:27:45.

The yellow is no problem now. He needs an angle on this green to

:27:46.:27:57.

get over behind the brown. He has a nice angle. This is the shot. Yeah,

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this is the one. Just got to judge the pace.

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Just wants it to bounce just a little bit off the cushion.

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Brown, blue, pink and black for another steal.

:28:17.:28:24.

This is a little bit awkward. Would have loved to have been another

:28:25.:28:30.

couple of inches with the cue ball off that side cushion.

:28:31.:28:32.

A big shot. Just a little bit awkward. Thank

:28:33.:28:40.

you, settle down please! Yeah, that type of shot, always

:28:41.:28:58.

prefer to play it sort of around off two or three cushions. It's run

:28:59.:29:03.

safe. All's not lost. But it was a golden opportunity

:29:04.:29:05.

that's gone. No. You always err on the side of

:29:06.:29:45.

hitting it too thin, it was such an important brown and Barry hau

:29:46.:29:47.

conditions has a chance of potting it now.

:29:48.:29:52.

If he was to pot this and get on the blue it would be the match winner.

:29:53.:29:59.

Well, in the end he decided not to play it. Will he get a better

:30:00.:30:15.

chance? Surprising he didn't take the brown on and just about fired

:30:16.:30:21.

enough past the middle pocket. Mark Selby can't pot it there but... .

:30:22.:30:29.

I'd' be careful here. If he plays the brown across off the side

:30:30.:30:35.

cushion to get it into the middle of the ball cushion, there is a

:30:36.:30:39.

possibility the brown could go towards that green pocket. If he

:30:40.:30:45.

plays to try to bring the brown back towards the black he could get a

:30:46.:30:47.

double-kiss. He needs a good length for the brown

:30:48.:31:07.

here. He needs it to run. And it hasn't.

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Well he's been knocking these in all day.

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A bit of pressure on this one, though. Yes!

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APPLAUSE Mark Selby, he knows it's all never

:31:36.:31:41.

now. Barry hawk yearnings well, you could

:31:42.:31:51.

say it could have been easier than this but never the less, he's played

:31:52.:31:58.

some superb snooker. Barry Hawkins, last year's beaten

:31:59.:32:02.

finalist is absolutely delighted and he's through to the Masters

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semi-final. He wins by 6-3. Well played! The world champion,

:32:07.:32:12.

Mark Selby is out of this year's Masters. That is Barry Hawkins'

:32:13.:32:19.

seventh career win over Mark Selby. The last time he beat him was in the

:32:20.:32:28.

Shanghai Masters, and goodness me, that was pulsating stuff.

:32:29.:32:32.

Listen, Jason, he was the best player this afternoon. It seems

:32:33.:32:37.

strange to say it but Mark Selby had breaks of 71, 76 and a century but

:32:38.:32:43.

always second best. You can see how he won it, Steve? Barry was not

:32:44.:32:48.

imperious but he did enough to win the match. Mark Selby was under par

:32:49.:32:54.

and could not dig himself out of the hole he has been able to achieve in

:32:55.:32:59.

the past. The miss on the brown, he will be disappointed with that

:33:00.:33:03.

performance. Barry, he missed that brown as well but saw no signs of

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being tetchy. In previous tournaments there have been brig

:33:09.:33:12.

pressure moment, John, he has admitted it himself, there was

:33:13.:33:16.

hesitation there. We didn't expect him to miss that brown? It's a

:33:17.:33:23.

massive scalp to get through. A big event. I was more impressed for him

:33:24.:33:29.

to come back on the frames he lost. Well done, Barry.

:33:30.:33:34.

Big cheer, Barry, you are through to the semi-final, how do you feel?

:33:35.:33:40.

Very good. I ain't going to feel bad, am I?! Well, you could,

:33:41.:33:49.

sometimes people say, they have won but did not play so well? Well, I

:33:50.:33:54.

have battled. You impressed us today. Obviously

:33:55.:33:59.

you can get sickened by some of the mistakes.

:34:00.:34:06.

Oh, yeah. I missed a couple but then started to feel good, then Mark

:34:07.:34:12.

would punish me, and then I had to come back strong.

:34:13.:34:17.

And on the brown, we thought you were going to get the brown. But

:34:18.:34:20.

then the massive cheer from the crowd? It is a good atmosphere. But

:34:21.:34:26.

a horrible sort of shot. You just have to play it right and drop it

:34:27.:34:29.

in. Did you sense Mark had not settled

:34:30.:34:34.

down and not firing? You were involved in your own game but he

:34:35.:34:38.

didn't seem as comfortable? No. If he got off to a better start, he

:34:39.:34:44.

might have settled quicker but the first round was a scrappy affair.

:34:45.:34:53.

It was a long one. 41 minutes and 6.seconds.

:34:54.:35:01.

And Mark Selby, with some of the shots, a kick in the pack and

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another story unfolds. It is weird how some things happen.

:35:07.:35:13.

And Barry, the moment at which you won the first-round match, did you

:35:14.:35:16.

come into the match feeling confident? I would not say really

:35:17.:35:20.

confident. Quietly confident in my game. I had played well against

:35:21.:35:25.

Shaun. But the last couple of times I have played against Mark, I have

:35:26.:35:32.

not settled at all. I played him and not the table.

:35:33.:35:36.

What is it like playing against Mark Selby? I remember you gave an

:35:37.:35:42.

interview after beating Ronnie, you admitted to being tetchy when Ronnie

:35:43.:35:46.

is in full flow, it is really tough. What is it out there, playing the

:35:47.:35:51.

world number one? You put the extra pressure on yourself. Not so much a

:35:52.:35:56.

couple of years ago but off late, he's been a machine. So starting to

:35:57.:36:03.

create that aura about him. Getting the way like Ronnie does, oozing

:36:04.:36:06.

confidence around the table if you like.

:36:07.:36:10.

Are you ever really comfortable playing players like that? They have

:36:11.:36:14.

a way of digging themselves out of situations, and you think it could

:36:15.:36:19.

happen to you. He is such a player, he is granite.

:36:20.:36:26.

And did you think you had thrown it away? Oh, yes, I dropped in the red.

:36:27.:36:32.

I had to drop the black, I came across it a bit. I missed it.

:36:33.:36:40.

It was never going in. And did you think he would pot the

:36:41.:36:46.

brown? I still fancied it for him even under pressure.

:36:47.:36:51.

That's exactly what he said up here! It looked a little smelly.

:36:52.:36:57.

From our angle, not totally smelly, just a little bit whiffy. A tiny

:36:58.:37:04.

bit. And the next round, Joe Perry? You

:37:05.:37:11.

don't care, do you? No, I don't care, I'm still in.

:37:12.:37:18.

Joe has played great against Bingham, and everyone nows about

:37:19.:37:23.

Ding. The crowd gave you a massive welcome

:37:24.:37:28.

but when you walked out, in the last few minutes, what Foreign Secretary

:37:29.:37:32.

does it have on you when you have the fans on your side? You are under

:37:33.:37:37.

all sorts of pressure, when they start to go mad, especially if you

:37:38.:37:40.

have had a chance, an opportunity to win. Then it can build. That is the

:37:41.:37:46.

heart of it, trying to stay as calm as you can under a lot of pressure.

:37:47.:37:52.

Well, Barry, the best of luck. And another treat, Steve Davis has

:37:53.:37:56.

been out in the car, this time with Ding Junhui.

:37:57.:38:02.

Anyone order a taxi? Right.

:38:03.:38:31.

Are you driving? I'm driving. OK.

:38:32.:38:39.

Are you a good passenger? Not sure. What it like for you in China? Me?

:38:40.:38:46.

Generally, when you go out to a bar, can you do this? Or are you so

:38:47.:38:52.

famous in China that they go crazy? What's the experience like?

:38:53.:38:56.

Actually, I never did that before, so I don't know what is going on.

:38:57.:39:02.

Every time, I am just on a tournament or between tournaments

:39:03.:39:09.

and it's big. So on a normal day I take sunglasses. I just want my life

:39:10.:39:15.

back. I live in the UK. I'm enjoying it, very relaxed. Nobody coming. No

:39:16.:39:22.

excuse... If one person is coming, maybe. Some people are too excited.

:39:23.:39:28.

They shout and then everybody hears that and it comes together. So,

:39:29.:39:35.

sometimes it is mad. I step carefully.

:39:36.:39:41.

And the equivalent of Twitter, Weebo, how many followers have you

:39:42.:39:46.

got now? Over 5 million. 5 million! That's David Beckham

:39:47.:39:55.

territory! Sorry! Surely if you go back to China, you can get a

:39:56.:39:59.

helicopter everywhere? Helicopter? I haven't.

:40:00.:40:04.

No? Why not? I haven't tried a helicopter before.

:40:05.:40:09.

Have you never been in? It's great. More fun than a plane.

:40:10.:40:14.

OK, I will take the chance. What have you got on your list of things

:40:15.:40:19.

to do? Have you heard of bucket list? Bad list? Bucket list. It's a

:40:20.:40:26.

thing, a bucket, you make a list of ten things you want to do in your

:40:27.:40:31.

life. Ten things you haven't yet done.

:40:32.:40:34.

OK. What would you say? Ten things you

:40:35.:40:41.

want to do on your list. Would you like to jump out of parachute? Yes.

:40:42.:40:47.

You want to do that? Yeah. That's number one.

:40:48.:40:53.

Bungie jump? No, not yet. Do you want to? Oh, maybe I have to

:40:54.:41:00.

take a long time to get ready! Do you think you would jump or would

:41:01.:41:05.

you have to be pushed? I think I would jump. It's the thrill seeker

:41:06.:41:11.

in you. The adrenaline rush! Sometimes I am like that, I go for

:41:12.:41:15.

it, then there's nothing to lose. You have to trust that somebody has

:41:16.:41:19.

tied the rope around your legs properly! Oh, yes, I have to trust.

:41:20.:41:25.

You want your friends to do it for you? I would like my friends to pack

:41:26.:41:28.

my parachute. Somebody you trust. Yeah, yeah,

:41:29.:41:35.

totally. Yeah, thank you very much at the last event in China, I was

:41:36.:41:41.

presented with a special tea pot from your father.

:41:42.:41:44.

Yes. He makes tea pots? Yeah, my father

:41:45.:41:48.

makes tea pots. How long has he been doing that for?

:41:49.:41:57.

He likes tea pots. He got his business about now for about four

:41:58.:42:02.

years. He loves that. He loves to fly with the pigeons.

:42:03.:42:09.

Oh, racing pigeons?! Oh, yeah? Yes. Oh, great.

:42:10.:42:13.

They are things I couldn't understand. Maybe too young for

:42:14.:42:17.

that. But I like to have a tea, Chinese tea.

:42:18.:42:26.

They are all waiting around! Where's he gone? Has he gone straight to the

:42:27.:42:30.

airport? No, back to the hotel, first.

:42:31.:42:34.

They are phoning up to find where you are! Cheer, Ding.

:42:35.:42:40.

Thank you very much. Cheers. Thank you! Yes, thank you.

:42:41.:42:53.

And Deng will be out of the car and into Alexandra Palace this evening.

:42:54.:43:00.

He takes on Joe Perry tonight. -- Diing.

:43:01.:43:07.

Ding to win tonight? I don't know. It's hard to judge. But if he gets

:43:08.:43:12.

on a roll. Maybe. So, lots to reflect on. Mark Selby,

:43:13.:43:22.

the world champion, out. Barry Hawkins deserved his win. A

:43:23.:43:25.

bad day at the office for Mark Selby.

:43:26.:43:31.

Well, that's it for today. The big story from Alexandra Palace is Barry

:43:32.:43:38.

Hawkins has knocked out the world champion. Goodbye for now.

:43:39.:43:50.

To break someone physically... Agh! ..is not a problem.

:43:51.:43:55.

Jason Mohammad introduces live coverage from the third quarter-final in this year's Masters, where a total prize fund of £600,000 is up for grabs.


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