Four player remain in the hunt for the Masters title, with the semi-finals set for Saturday at the Alexandra Palace in London.
The quartet is on course to land the Paul Hunter Trophy and a top prize in London worth £250,000.
Ali Carter vs Mark Allen
Saturday, 7pm UTC
A dramatic Friday saw both Mark Allen and Ali Carter emerge from their quarter-final fixtures in deciding frames.
In the afternoon session, Carter came from behind to deny reigning champion Judd Trump in a 6-5 thriller.
Later, Allen ousted Mark Selby by the same narrow margin – the Northern Irishman compiling a magnificent 147 break in the process.
Allen and Carter’s head-to-head is close, with the former enjoying only a narrow advantage from their prior battles together.
Their most recent duel was also over the best-of-11 frames, with Allen prevailing 6-2 en route to capturing the Champion of Champions in November.
Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Shaun Murphy
Saturday, 1pm UTC
Before that, the first semi-final of the 2024 Masters will take place on Saturday afternoon between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Shaun Murphy.
The pair emerged from their last-eight ties on Thursday with respective 6-3 triumphs over Barry Hawkins and Jack Lisowski.
O’Sullivan and Murphy have often clashed off the table, which always makes their meetings on it all the more intriguing.
The Rocket has generally enjoyed the better of their head-to-head clashes, winning 15 to Murphy’s four in all competitions.
Both understand what it takes to go all the way to Masters glory, with Murphy hoping to replicate his success from nine years ago at the Ally Pally.
O’Sullivan, of course, is looked to triumph in this tournament for a record-extending eighth time.
– draw, live scores, results –
Last 16 (bo11)
Judd Trump 6-5 Kyren Wilson
Mark Williams 4-6 Ali Carter
Mark Selby 6-1 Robert Milkins
Mark Allen 6-5 John Higgins
Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 Ding Junhui
Neil Robertson 3-6 Barry Hawkins
Shaun Murphy 6-2 Zhang Anda
Luca Brecel 2-6 Jack Lisowski
Judd Trump 5-6 Ali Carter
Mark Selby 5-6 Mark Allen
Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 Barry Hawkins
Shaun Murphy 6-3 Jack Lisowski
Ali Carter 6-3 Mark Allen
Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-2 Shaun Murphy
Ali Carter 7-10 Ronnie O’Sullivan
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