Kyren Wilson was left in tears after beating Anthony McGill for a place in the World Snooker Championship finals in what fans are hailing the “most ridiculous frame ever seen”, saying he “dreamt of this moment but I didn’t want to get there like this”.
The Englishman had to face a sensational comeback from his opponent, getting to 16-15 from a 14-11 deficit.
But the 28-year-old was able to take the semi-final to the final frame, lasting for 60 minutes before a dramatic green pot clinched victory.
The significance of the moment, which has seen Wilson reach the World Snooker Championship finals for the first time in his career, got to the player as he folded over the table.
And the eighth-seed was left in tears as he took questions from the press at the Crucible.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the epic match, Wilson said: “I didn’t keep myself together.
“That’s what I’m most annoyed about.
“I didn’t feel like I was quite there today – I thought Anthony was absolutely phenomenal.
“He stuck it up me basically. Every frame, every shot, he was perfect. But it’s a cruel game.
“I’ve dreamt of this moment but I didn’t want to get there like this.”
Wilson went on to hail opponent McGill, who had reached the semi-final from qualification at the Crucible.
“I’m enjoyed just being part of these Championships. If I was going to go out, I was going to go out fighting,” he added.
“I held myself together up until the very end of that decider. It’s just mad what can happen on a snooker table.
“For me, I felt like it was one of the best semi-finals I’ve ever seen at the Crucible. It was such a good standard.”
And fans on Twitter shared their emotions on Twitter after the dramatic semi-final.
“The most ridiculous frame of snooker I’ve ever seen,” one said.
Another commented: “Wow that last frame of snooker was gripping!!”
While a third simply said: “Snooker. Bloody hell!”
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