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Jak Jones – ‘I do not understand how I received’

Jak Jones sealed a second successive quarter-final look at a World Snooker Championship with a 13-9 defeat of Si Jiahui on Saturday in Sheffield.

The Welshman, who conjured a memorable run on his debut 12 months that included a standout victory over Neil Robertson, outlasted Si in a gruelling last-16 affair.

Neither participant produced wherever close to the requirements they’re able to, with Jones’ pot success charge languishing down at 84 %.

But the 30 year-old did what he needed to do to make it via, together with holding his nerve to pinch a number of shut frames on the ultimate black.

“I don’t understand how I received,” Jak Jones, who will face world quantity two Judd Trump within the quarter-finals, stated in his post-match press convention.

“I imply Rob [Walker] stated to me within the final one which I’d must play higher if I used to be enjoying Mark Williams or Si Jiahui, and I didn’t. However I’m nonetheless via.”

“I don’t assume both of us was scientific actually, it was simply somebody needed to win. However I used to be most likely fortunate to be 6-2 up after the primary session.

“I received 4 black-ball video games. It most likely gave me a false reflection of the sport going into the night session.

“Within the night, particularly when the wall went up, I didn’t really feel good in any respect. I suppose I used to be relieved to be 9-7 up after the night. As we speak, I managed to simply play stable sufficient.

“You all the time need to play nicely. When you’re not enjoying nicely, you’ve all the time bought to maintain on the lookout for it I suppose.

“But when I’m profitable once I’m not enjoying so nicely, there’s a optimistic in that as nicely.

“Judd and Ronnie are the 2 greatest gamers on the earth, so it doesn’t get any extra robust than that (enjoying Trump).

“Everyone seems to be anticipating a Ronnie-Judd semi-final, so I’ve bought nothing to lose. I’ll simply strive my greatest and see the way it goes.”

Trump, bidding so as to add to his Crucible glory from 5 years in the past, beat Tom Ford 13-7 to achieve the final eight in Sheffield for the tenth time in his profession.

On Sunday, the one match to conclude would be the one involving rivals Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire.

The latter leads 10-6 heading into their third and closing session.

2024 World Snooker Championship Draw

Spherical 1 (bo19)

Luca Brecel (1) 9-10 David Gilbert
Robert Milkins (16) 10-9 Pang Junxu
Ali Carter (9) 7-10 Stephen Maguire
Shaun Murphy (8) 10-5 Lyu Haotian

Mark Selby (5) 6-10 Joe O’Connor
Kyren Wilson (12) 10-1 Dominic Dale
John Higgins (13) 10-6 Jamie Jones
Mark Allen (4) 10-6 Robbie Williams

Judd Trump (3) 10-5 Hossein Vafaei
Tom Ford (14) 10-6 Ricky Walden
Zhang Anda (11) 4-10 Jak Jones
Mark Williams (6) 9-10 Si Jiahui

Ding Junhui (7) 9-10 Jack Lisowski
Gary Wilson (10) 5-10 Stuart Bingham
Barry Hawkins (15) 8-10 Ryan Day
Ronnie O’Sullivan (2) 10-1 Jackson Web page

Spherical 2 (bo25)

Click on right here for stay scores and session instances.

David Gilbert 13-4 Robert Milkins (16)
Stephen Maguire vs Shaun Murphy (8)

Joe O’Connor vs Kyren Wilson (12)
John Higgins (13) vs Mark Allen (4)

Judd Trump (3) 13-7 Tom Ford (14)
Jak Jones 13-9 Si Jiahui

Jack Lisowski vs Stuart Bingham
Ryan Day vs Ronnie O’Sullivan (2)

Quarter-Finals (bo25)

David Gilbert vs Maguire/Murphy
O’Connor/Okay. Wilson vs Higgins/Allen

Judd Trump (3) vs Jak Jones
Lisowski/Bingham vs Day/O’Sullivan

Semi-Finals (bo33)

Trump/Jones vs TBC

Last (bo35)


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