It feels like an age since Kyren Wilson got the bye into this round with Anthony Hamilton withdrawing. Has all this waiting affected the Warrior? We’ll soon find out. I can only hope he’s prepared well (and mentally) as he’s facing a real form horse in qualifier, Martin Gould.
Had Gould not qualified, he told the media he had a retirement speech at the ready. In that sense, I’m so pleased he’s made it to this round. Can’t have a player of his ilk retiring. When Martin is on his top form, he’s without doubt a top 16 calibre of player. He’s got all the shots, a good brain and can score very heavily, much like he’s done in his four victories to get here.