In Monday afternoon’s second match Ali Carter knocked out my favourite snooker player, seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry (13-6).
Here are Stephen`s statements made after the game.
“It was the story of my season out there,” he said. “For some reason, I can’t reproduce the way I play in practice in a match.
“I don’t seem to be able to cue with the same freedom and therefore I can’t play my natural game. That’s like giving people a 50-point start in every frame.
“I’m obviously lacking confidence – I haven’t won a tournament for three years. If you haven’t got that ultimate self-belief, you will struggle.
“No one wants to hear how well you’re practising but it’s frustrating when you know how well you are playing.
“I’m taking a break now it’s the end of the season. I’ll get away from the game completely, take a holiday, spend time with my family and I’ll watch bits of this tournament to see who wins – but I don’t care a jot who wins.