Kyren has the belief as he edges closer to Masters glory

Kyren Wilson will play in the semi-finals of the Dafabet Masters tomorrowKyren Wilson will play in the semi-finals of the Dafabet Masters tomorrow
Kyren Wilson will play in the semi-finals of the Dafabet Masters tomorrow
He may have just thrashed a two-time champion but Kyren Wilson insists there is plenty of room for improvement ahead of the Dafabet Masters semi-finals.

The Kettering potter was far from his best but he had enough to beat an out-of-sorts Mark Williams 6-1 at the Alexandra Palace last night (Thursday).

Wilson will now face either Shaun Murphy or Judd Trump tomorrow for a place in Sunday’s final as he eyes his first major trophy and the £200,000 prize.

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“I have believed I could win it from the start. I have been here consistently now for two years and I am having a good season,” he said.

“I am very pleased to get through although it was not the prettiest of matches. It was match-play snooker.

“It was just the way the balls went, I did not miss many but it was just the positional play and the cushions were changed so I found that difficult.

“I am able to change my style, up it and score heavily when I need to and when tactical when I need to.

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“I made two really good clearances, one to go 4-0 up and one to go 5-0 up – they really put it to bed I feel.”

Wilson failed to replicate the standard he produced against Barry Hawkins in the first round but Williams made error after error and the 26-year-old edged into a 3-0 lead.

Williams should have clawed one back before the mid-session interval but missed and Wilson made a crucial clearance to move two from victory.

Williams did get one after the break but he could not raise his game and Wilson did enough to reach the last four.

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Elsewhere, Ronnie O’Sullivan said he wants to quit snooker and insists he will miss this year’s World Championship to film his TV show, Hustle, in Australia.

The five-time winner was dumped out of the Masters by Mark Allen and said he felt relieved he did not reach the semi-finals after feeling ill all week.

“I know people did not take me seriously but I probably will miss this year’s World Championship,” he said.

“I come back to snooker for different reasons but it is a time-passer for me.

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“I want to try and get out of snooker as quickly as I can. I play because I have some snooker fans that love to watch me play so I do a few tournaments.”

Watch the London Masters LIVE on Eurosport and Eurosport Player with Colin Murray and analysis from Neil Robertson, Jimmy White and Neal Foulds.