Kettering’s comeback king Wilson does it again in India

Kettering's Kyren Wilson is through to the last 16 of the Indian Open
Kettering's Kyren Wilson is through to the last 16 of the Indian Open

Kyren Wilson was the comeback king once again as he booked a place in the last 16 of the Indian Open this morning (Thursday).

The Kettering snooker star had already battled back from 3-1 down to beat Martin O’Donnell in the first round in Hyderabad earlier in the week. And he was at it again in the last 32.

Opponent and world number 49 Xiao Guodong looked to be cruising into the third round after he opened up a 3-0 lead with breaks of 97, 58 and 83.

But fightbacks have become something of a trademark for Wilson during his career so far and he pulled a frame back before a break of 53 made it 3-2.

The 24-year-old comfortably took the sixth to make it a level game and the comeback was completed when he claimed the decider.

The world number 16 will now battle it out with either Jamie Jones or Martin Gould for a place in the quarter-finals.