The defeat King suffered at the UK Championship, 0-6 vs James Cahill, raised some big questions regarding the direction to which the Englishman snooker performance is heading to. For me it was clear that he was on a downtrend, fact confirmed by this year overall performances, as he was unable to reach the quarter-finals of any of the 22 tournaments that he attended.
McGill managed to reach the semifinals of the first EPT but the real performance came in the UK Championship where he lost the quarter-final against Ronnie O’Sullivan, 4-6. He made 6 breaks above 50 in both matches he previously won in Ponds Forge, 10-7 with Yupeng and 10-3 against Ayouri. Therefore, if he can keep the same break building in the next two days, I expect him to win the match against King.
H2H: King 1-0 http://www.cuetracker.net/Head-to-Head/Mark-King/Anthony-McGill
Prediction: McGill to advance.
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