THE Crucible curse struck again on Friday as defending champ Mark Selby was sent packing by super Scottish qualifier Anthony McGill.
Selby’s exit continues the record of no player ever successfully defending the World Champsionship title and McGill’s reward for his stunning 13-9 triumph is a clash with Joe Perry or Shaun Murphy in round three.
Saturday sees the two title favourites – Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson – get their second-round matches under way. The Rocket is just 1-8 to make it past Matthew Stevens, who’s avaialable at 6-1 with the likes of totesport and Betfred.
Robertson versus Ali Carter is expected to be a closer call with the Aussie 2-7 at BetVictor and his opponent 10-3 at Betfair.
It’s semi-final Saturday at the Barcelona Open tennis where Kei Nishikori is 1-5 at 888 sport against Martin Klizan and David Ferrer is 1-6 at Coral in his battle with Pablo Andujar (13-2, Sportingbet).
And in the WTA Stuttgart last four it’s Caroline Wozniacki versus Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber against Madison Brengle.
Other highlights on a packed day of sport include rugby, NBA play-off action and the final day of the second cricket Test between West Indies and England.
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