Wilson talks up title belief

29 April 2021 00:04:01 GMTPlus11

Kyren Wilson says he believes he can win the World Snooker Championship, having booked his place in the semi-finals for the third time in four seasons with a 13-8 victory over Neil Robertson.

The Australian had jumped out into an early 5-2 lead in the Sheffield quarter-final clash, but Wilson levelled the contest at 8-8 overnight and took five straight frames in the morning session to record a decisive success.

I want to push on and I believe I can win it.

Kyren Wilson

The Northamptonshire ace was playing in the last eight for the sixth successive season.

He lost to John Higgins in the 2018 semi-finals, but beat Anthony McGill 17-16 in a nail-biting finish last year to reach his first Crucible final, where he was beaten 18-8 to Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Wilson beat Judd Trump in the quarter-finals last year and will face either Trump or Shaun Murphy in the last four this time around.

Robertson, the 2010 champion, was in form after winning the UK Championship this season, but he has not reached the Crucible semi-finals since 2014.

Wilson said he's not satisfied with just reaching the last four again and wants to take it to the next level and lift the trophy this time.

"I believe in what I can do - I can beat anyone on my day. Now I want to kick on and try my best to win it.

"If I lose in the semi-final I would go away annoyed. I want to push on and I believe I can win it."

Wilson is 3333/1 to win his first World Championship title this year, while Mark Selby is priced at 5/6 after demolishing Mark Williams 13-3 to reach the last four.

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