For me it’s Robbo all the way. He’s just a level above anyone else atm. Ronnie has got a chance if someone knocks out Robbo early on, as he struggles to get the best of him these days.
Selby could do well if he keeps his head in the right place, he’s had a lot of problems lately. Higgins is always a live chance. A granite matchplay player.
Trump is a big outsider for me. He’s had an awful season by his standards.
I always keep an eye on Williams too. Has a habit of staying under the radar as he moves through the tournament. Still a top drawer player and completely unflappable under the heaviest of pressure
Ronnie will be there or there abouts, been in very good form this season compared to some.
Robertson is the real form horse but quite often underachieves at the Crucible. Selby is the opposite tends to bring his best to the Crucible! Though he has had some tough times with mental health issues this season so it's a big ask to win a marathon like this after doing very little all year.
One year a Chinese player is finally going to break their duck, could be Xintong this year.
This is a very engrossing match between Murphy and Maguire. All square now 7-7
First qualifiers through, Jackson Page beat Hawkins. Big upset that one considering Hawkins pedigree as a former world finalist and Page being a debutant who has never really done much of note on the circuit