DEFENDING champ Mark Selby survived an almighty scare in the first round of the World Championship as he scraped through 10-9 against Norwegian qualifer Kurt Maflin.
Sunday’s action sees the completion of a clutch of matches – Marco Fu leads Jimmy Robertson 5-4, Graeme Dott is 5-4 up on Ricky Walden and John Higgins has a 6-3 advantage over Robert Milkins while Anthony McGill leads fellow Scot Stephen Maguire 6-3.
Starting his first-round games is Neil Robertson, 1-7 at at 888sport to defeat Jamie Jones, an 11-2 underdog at StanJames. It’s a closer to call encounter between Barry Hawkins – 4-7 at Betfred – against Winner.com’s 13-8 Barry Selt.
In the Monte Carlo Masters tennis final Novak Djokovic will take some stopping as he closes in on a fourth straight ATP Masters title. The world No.1 dumped Rafa Nadal in straight sets yesterday and is just 1-12 at Ladbrokes for victory over Tomas Berdych, who’s priced up at 8-1 by bet365.
Elsewhere on Sunday there’s more NBA play-off action as well as the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix and cycling’s Amstel gold race among the sporting highlights.
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