Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski endured tough encounters to book the last two quarter final places of the World Snooker Championship on Monday.
Lisowski edged former champion Neil Robertson 13-12 to reach the round of the last eight in the tournament for the first time.
Robertson, 40, came to the Crucible Theater in Sheffield as a favorite as the Australian has been playing extremely well so far this season.
Although the world No. 3 made a break of 147 in the 19th frame and won the following two frames to lead for the first time at 11-10, he could not hold off a resilient Lisowski to come back to steal the win.
The 30-year-old Lisowski, who has reached six ranking finals in his career but without a title, will face four-time world champion John Higgins on Tuesday.
Earlier, the 2019 world champion Judd Trump fought hard to see off Anthony McGill 13-11, reaching the quarterfinals of the World Championship for the ninth time.
Trump’s next opponent is Stuart Bingham, as the 45-year-old defeated Kyren Wilson 13-9.- Advertisement -