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Alan McManus rolls back years to set up World Championship snooker showdown with Ding

By Josh Richards

Alan McManus stunned four-time champion and fellow Scot John Higgins with a shock 13-11 victory to book a place in the semi-finals of the World Championship at the Crucible.

McManus, at 45 the oldest player in the £1.5million showpiece event, was not expecting an extended stay in Sheffield and hadn't even booked a hotel for the latter stages of the event.

"I will get my head down and focus on the semi-final," said the world number 29, who faces fellow qualifier Ding Junhui in the last four, starting today. "Ding is playing superbly," he added.

The other semi-final sees 2014 champion Mark Selby - 13-8 winner over Ulsterman Mark Allen's conqueror Kyren Wilson - taking on Marco Fu, who beat Barry Hawkins 13-11.

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