Luca Briselle had already beaten Anthony McGill 6-2 last week, and now it’s getting even tougher. Not that he had to come up with his best snooker game. He hit our compatriot especially coldly when the Scotsman blundered.
McGill tried to turn it into a tactical duel, but that didn’t work either. Brecel stayed cool. Just when he was 5-0 gave his opponent a tyre, that’s it.
The final match will be different. In it, Brecel faces the Scottish superstar and four-time world champion John Higgins. He defeated Another World with Ronnie O’Sullivan. “Wishaw Wizard” gave “Rocket” 6-1 pass.
“Having two finals in a row is really cool,” said Luca Briselle. “I can’t even tell if I played well or not, I was very focused.”
“I know I missed some balls, but they came under pressure in the crucial moments. The confidence is there and then hard shots work too.”
“The confidence is so great that I can already see myself in the final, even before the first shot is played. But that means nothing, when I’m at home in front of the TV, I often think I’m in a final.”
Briselle understands that “the win over John on Sunday should be even better”. “It’s not hard to recharge yourself for a match like this. You often play better against the strongest opponents. Then you know it’s really necessary and you raise each other’s level.”
After losing a final for an important tournament like the UK Championship, it’s not easy to win a tournament right after that. But it could happen to me, it would be cool,” concludes our 26-year-old compatriot.
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