It’s the 45th edition of the tournament at the Crucible Theatre.
Author: David Caulfield
A total of 35 frames needs to be won before a player lands this year’s title.
The seven-time world champion wasn’t impressed by the world number three’s display.
More than one-third of the total Crucible participants since 1977 have reached this stage of the competition.
The wait goes on for yet another year.
There are six former world champions left in the hunt for glory this year.
It’s the 11th ranking event quarter-final that he has reached this season.
The Welshman is through to the last eight for the tenth time in his career.
The Australian has reached the last eight at the Crucible Theatre for the third year on the trot.