The pair of legends will renew their rivalry on Monday.
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The eagerly anticipated match will take place on Monday, April 5th at 7:30pm UK time.
A total of 128 players will vie for one of the 16 coveted spots at the Crucible.
The Englishman was given a helping hand with his nearest rival exiting the Gibraltar Open.
It’s the last event before the £150,000 bonus is awarded.
The “Rocket” is bidding for a record-equalling fifth Welsh Open title this week.
The “Whirlwind” has been competing on the professional circuit for 40 years.
The favourites are safely negotiating their first-round challenges so far.
The latest chapter in a series of articles looking back at each campaign from the Crucible era.