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‘There’s numerous room for enchancment’ – Allen


Mark Allen says the second session in opposition to Robbie Williams was a ‘little bit of a wrestle’ as he secured a 10-6 win within the first spherical on the World Championship.

The world quantity three from Antrim led 7-2 after the opening session however was removed from the very best as he wrapped up victory on Wednesday.

Williams fought again to path 9-6 earlier than Allen sealed the win with a break of 114.

“I at all times felt I had one other few gears to up [in the first seassion] and felt I used to be at all times in management,” mentioned Allen

“It was very scrappy at present – I did not fairly really feel in management however I used to be proud of how I completed.

“There’s numerous room for enchancment after that. At 9-4 I felt I would finished the work however I simply felt a bit flat.

“Then each time he made a few breaks to make it 9-6 I switched again on and was actually up for that final body so it was a superb break in the long run.”

Allen will now John Higgins or Jamie Jones within the second spherical on the Crucible on Saturday.

Seven seeds have already been knocked out of the event however Allen doesn’t really feel any added stress as he chases a primary world title.

“There’s not many upsets today as the usual is so excessive,” added the 38-year-old.

“None of that might put stress on me – the one stress that is on me is from myself and that is at all times been the case. I do not care what different folks assume.

“I need to be world champion and I need to be world primary. However I can not consider that after I’m on the market.

“I simply have to consider the shot forward and that is what I have been doing fairly effectively these days. I simply must proceed to do this and the remainder will deal with itself.

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