At least on paper, it seems to be the most tight and interesting meeting of the first session tomorrow. I would not say that Davis performance this season can be considered close to expectations, as by reaching only two minor ranking events semifinals, he was kept outside the top 16 and the difference will be felt on Wednesday afternoon.
Kendo is not the player he once was, first obvious sign could be seen in the close match he had in the first round against the only professional women player from the main tour, 10-8 with Reanne Evans. He played slightly better in the second round, 10-6 with Lee Walker, but to stand a chance against Mark Davis, the Irish player should show no sign of weakness and raise his break building.
H2H: Doherty 4-1 http://www.cuetracker.net/Head-to-Head/Mark-Davis/Ken-Doherty
Prediction: Davis to advance.
Betting perspectives: none
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