Jack Lisowski feels he’ll have enjoyed a ‘good week’ irrespective of how his World Open now pans out. The in-form Lisowski came from 3-0 down to beat Kyren Wilson 5-4 and tee-up a quarter-final against world champion Mark Williams.
Lisowski has shown career-best form over the past year, and reached his first ranking final at the recent Riga Masters, where he lost to Neil Robertson. He’s on track for another strong showing in China and insists that he is happy with his form, and his ability to ‘dig in’ and get a result. “I was struggling early on in the match, I didn’t sleep well last night. I woke up in bad mood,” he said of win over Masters finalist Wilson.
“I was hanging on and needed three frames to get going. If you try too hard at snooker it has an adverse effect and you get even worse. At 3-0 down I just thought that if I lost it would still be a good week. I tried to dig in.” Facing Williams is another chance to learn about himself and Lisowski, 27, clearly has major respect for the veteran Welsh left-hander. ”
Mark Williams is one of the best players ever, it was cool to see him and John Higgins in the World final this year,” he added. “It will be a good experience to play him. It’s good for my game that I am putting myself in these positions and hopefully I can learn from it.” Lisowski is 2.20 to gain a win over Williams, who starts favourite at 1.67.