MX23RW : Friday, January 15 23:42:16| >> :600:104590:104590:

Result: David Gilbert beats Kyren Wilson to reach Masters semi-finals

Result: David Gilbert beats Kyren Wilson to reach Masters semi-finals
© Reuters
David Gilbert came from behind to make the last four.

David Gilbert booked his place in the semi-finals of the Masters for the second consecutive year after beating Kyren Wilson in a final-frame decider.

Breaks of 67 and 66 in the last two frames ultimately saw Gilbert come from behind to claim a 6-5 victory in Milton Keynes.

Despite Gilbert appearing to miscue on a simple black with the match at his mercy, Wilson could not capitalise and a missed pink to the middle sealed Gilbert's win.

Gilbert said: "I had a miscue and I'm sat in my chair thinking this is going to be a tough one to swallow – when Kyren missed that pink in the middle I could have stripped off and run around the table."

Gilbert, who will play either Ronnie O'Sullivan or John Higgins in the last four, had reached just one quarter-final in seven tournaments prior to the Masters this season.

And he admitted the coronavirus situation has weighed heavy on his form, adding: "I think I've just been getting used to this new crap world we're living in.

"It really is crap. I hate this term 'new normal'. Let's just get back to how it was as soon as possible. When you've enjoyed certain things and it's all just gone, it's easy to let things snowball."

ID:430549:cQx
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ronnie O'Sullivan pictured in 2016
Read Next:
Snooker roundup: O'Sullivan overcomes Junhui at Masters
>
Latest Sports Video

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!