Ryan Day delivered an amazing snooker performance to vanquish Brazil’s Igor Figueiredo 10-2 and advance to second round of Betfred World Championship Qualifying in Sheffield.
38-year-old Day summoned a colossal rush toward the finish of the first session, which practically finished Figueiredo’s expectations of a stun triumph. Day ordered breaks of 64, 66, 70, 90, 107 and 51 in successive frames to record an 8-1 scoreline. He got himself over the line tonight with a century keep running of 100.
The Welshman has delighted in the best battle of his profession this term. He won his maiden ranking title in the first occasion at the Riga Masters and he outstandingly asserted back-to-back titles at the Gibraltar Open and the Romanian Masters a month ago.
In any case, Day wasn’t successful in qualifying for the lucrative China Open and that at last permitted Masters champion Mark Allen to pip him to the sixteenth and final automatic place at the Crucible. He now trusts that he can get done qualifying and secure his place in the essential stages to cash in on his fine shape.
“I’d like to have a crack at the Crucible again this year. It’s been a breakthrough season if you like, 19 years after I started on the tour! I’ve had a good season, but it would be disappointing not to get through to the Crucible. I’m playing better than I have done for the last few years. I haven’t really done myself justice at the World Championship recently. That is something that I would like to put right.” said the world number 17.