Mark Williams and John Higgins are set to face each other in a tough semi-final at the 2019 Six-red World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.
The two former world champions won two matches each on Thursday to secure their place in the semi-final.
The tournament has been sort of an easy ride for Scottish professional snooker player, John Higgins. Higgins began by defeating Wu Yize 6-4 in the round of 16, before seeing off Dave Gilbert 6-4 in the last 8 in a rematch of their World Championship semi-final.
John Higgins has won the World Championships four times, the UK Championships three times, as well as two Masters titles. He is widely regarded as him one of the most successful snooker players in the history of the sport. Higgins is definitely going to be stiff opposition for however he faces in the final of the tournament, but he has to get past Mark Williams.
Mark Williams is no pushover and has been in terrific form in the tournament in Thailand. Williams thrashed Joe Perry 6-1 in the last 16, and then convincingly defeated Stuart Bingham 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
The Welsh professional snooker player has been World Champion three times, winning it in 2000, 2003, and 2018. Snooker pundits rate Williams as one of the greatest long potters in the game. In his illustrious career, he had compiled over 450 competitive centuries and is currently ranked 10th on the all-time list of century makers in snooker history.
This is going to be the 57th meeting between Williams and Higgins. Higgins is ahead of Williams in their head-to-head stats. He has won 31, while Williams has won 21, with four draws between them. The two seasoned veterans have had a long rivalry, dating all the way back to their first-ever clash in 1994, which was in Thailand.
This semi-final clash will be their first match against each other, since the renowned World Championship final in 2018, which saw Williams win 18-16.
Both of them will face each other on Friday in Bangkok, Thailand.
The other semi-final clash in Bangkok will see Stephen Maguire come against Gary Wilson for a place in the final.
Written by: Collins Nwokolo