Snooker legend Steve Davis has picked out two names from the 16 World Championship qualifiers that followers ought to maintain a watch out for in Sheffield.
The 2019 World Championship obtained underway on Saturday, and it was a nightmare begin for one qualifier as Michael Georgiou lost the opening nine frames of his match with Neil Robertson.
Nonetheless, Davis has his eye on a few gamers who he expects to truthful so much higher than the Cypriot once they take to the Crucible tables in the coming days, though each males have extremely robust opening contests.
‘A couple of really exciting players that are coming through are Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and also Zhao Xintong who are, I think, marvelous players,’ Davis informed the BBC.
‘They are coming to the type of performances where they can actually play in the World Championship, they’ve promised so much for some time now however now they’re coming of age.
‘But every player has got a chance.’
The Thai star gained the Snooker Shootout earlier in 2019 and is understood for his fast tempo round the desk, whereas China’s Zhao is not any slouch both and reached the China Championship semi-final in September.
Thepchaiya and Zhao might scarcely have been handed tougher attracts, with the former taking over Judd Trump and the latter taking part in Judd Trump in the final 32.
Davis sees Trump and Robertson as two gamers who can problem the event favorite, Ronnie O’Sullivan, for the trophy, however refuses to rule out any contender.
‘Judd Trump and Neil Robertson definitely have been the ones that appear like they’re coming into the type required to win the World Championship.
‘But it’s such a troublesome event and in the event you’re going to begin to disregard the likes of Mark Selby, who, if he will get on a roll is a completely phenomenal competitor, and there are such a lot of different nice gamers right here, the customary at all times appears to get higher.’