John Higgins to play in snooker semi-final


John Higgins is through to the semi-final of the snooker world championships after beating rival Ronnie O’Sullivan 13-10.

O’Sullivan – also a three-time Crucible champion – believed Higgins to be a worthy winner, despite both missing several easy chances.


Higgins said: “At 8-5 down I thought I was on my way out of the tournament because Ronnie’s the best front-runner we’ve got.”

The Scot was able to capitalise on the errors made by O’Sullivan recording his fifth win in his last six ranking-event meetings with O’Sullivan since 2008.

Higgins is now looking forward to playing Mark Williams in the semi-finals.

“Playing Williams now will be a very tough game. He’s beaten me twice before in semi-finals here, and he’s back to playing the way we all know he can play,” he said.

“That’ll be just like a final because there’s only one less frame than the World Championship final, and it’s something to look forward to.”