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John Higgins v Jack Lisowski live stream | Masters Snooker 2023 preview

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Jack Lisowski breaks Masters duck with John Higgins victory

Higgins and Lisowski lock horns on Monday (PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

Jack Lisowski is targeting his first Masters victory when he faces John Higgins in the opening round on Monday.

The pair collide at the Alexandra Palace for the right to face debutant Hossein Vafaei in the Quarter-Finals later this week.

Lisowski is hoping for a change of fortunes having suffered first-round defeats in each of his first three appearances at the Masters.

John Virgo (six), Martin Clark and Joe Swail (both four) are the only players to appear more times at snooker’s most prestigious invitational without winning a match.

Jackpot arrives in London fresh from a run to the UK Championship semi-finals before Christmas, and the world number 12 will be eager to avenge his narrow 13-12 defeat by Higgins in last year’s Crucible quarter-finals.

The Scotsman has prevailed in six of their eight meetings, and will aim to maintain that dominant record when he commences his record-extending 29th appearance at the Masters.

It will also be his 59th match at the event – moving him joint-third with six-time winner Stephen Hendry on the all-time list, with only Ronnie O’Sullivan (78) and Jimmy White (61) playing more.

Higgins is also one of only 10 multiple Masters champions – lifting the trophy in 1999 and 2006 – yet his overall record is generally modest by his standards.

In fact, he has lost his opening match in the tournament on 13 occasions – a tally only bettered by 1987 champion Dennis Taylor (14).

And having reached five finals last season, the 47-year-old has struggled to build on that momentum this term. Although, his best performances of the campaign have come in invitational events – reaching the Hong Kong Masters semi-finals and Champion of Champions quarter-finals – and he will hope that serves as a good omen here.

Play gets underway at 7pm GMT on Monday and will be contested over the best of 11 frames at the Alexandra Palace.

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