After a fortnight of thrills and spills at The Crucible, the World Snooker Championship is reaching its final stages and four men remain in the running for snooker’s most coveted title.
The obvious favourite is the superfluous Ronnie O’Sullivan, who has once again been in inspired form and has established a strong lead over Barry Hawkins. ‘The Rocket’ is going for his sixth World Championship which will put him one away from the great Stephen Hendry’s record of seven titles.
However, Hawkins has come through some close encounters to make it this far and will need to pull out all the stops to have a chance of defeating Ronnie.
Meanwhile, in the other semi-final, world number one Neil Robertson is battling it out with former UK Championship winner Mark Selby. Both are playing some world-class snooker and commentators are expecting this one to go right down to the wire.
Snooker legend Willie Thorne said “I would be extremely surprised not to see The Rocket take his place in the final and if I were pressed into making a decision on the other semi-final, I would lean towards Selby.”