Ryan Day and Robbie Williams face off on Saturday for the right to play Mark Allen in this year’s British Open final.
Following his dominant 6-1 victory over Noppon Saengkham earlier on, world number 14 Allen awaits the winner of the second semi-final at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
Day has won both of his previous meetings with Williams – at the 2013 Antwerp Open and 2018 World Open – although this will undoubtedly be the highest-profile showdown between the players to date.
The Welshman is set to appear in his 14th ranking semi-final – and first since winning his third and most recent title at the Shoot Out nearly 20 months ago – having defeated Gerard Greene, Jimmy Robertson (both 4-1) and former Crucible king Graeme Dott (4-2) earlier in the week.
The world number 27 then produced a timely 124 clearance in the decider of his quarter-final victory over Yuan SiJun, who had enjoyed a fine run that included a shock win over four-time World champion John Higgins.
Standing in his way of reaching a ninth ranking final is Williams, who is targeting the first such appearance of his 10-year professional career after an impressive week.
This will be a third ranking semi-final appearance for the world number 61, who also reached that stage at the 2013 Indian Open and 2022 Shoot Out.
The Wirral cueist has claimed the scalp of Ding Junhui along the way, while also seeing off Lukas Kleckers (4-1) and edging out Steven Hallworth in a deciding frame.
And while not at his clinical best, he responded brilliantly to losing the opening frame of his quarter-final against former Indian Open runner-up Lyu Haotian; reeling off the next five to move one away from that maiden ranking showpiece
The match breaks off at 7pm BST on Saturday and will be contested over the best of 11 frames at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
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