Mark Selby will begin his quest for a fourth Masters title on Sunday night at Alexandra Palace in London, backed by his pre-Christmas English Open title.
The four-time world champion met 2021 British champion Zhao Xintong live on Eurosport for the tournament opener on Sunday night as his game hit the practice table during the festivities. He claimed he was satisfied with it.
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Selby, who won the Masters in 2008, 2010 and 2013, said, “I want to fight for big titles again. It wasn’t before, but I’m starting to get work and time again. Games can’t cheat.
“I got paid at the English Open and I hope there will be more to come in 2023. As you can see from me and Vicky on the night, it was emotional.
“In many ways it was probably harder for her than it was for me. rice field.
“That’s what the psychiatrist really emphasized.
“And I really think she was a rock, but maybe I’m not sitting here right now because of her. I owe her everything. And they’re always right, the other half.” Isn’t that right? I should have heard her for the first time.
“Vicki said years ago, ‘Be brave and speak up,’ but it just didn’t feel like the right time to do it. And even when I did, It didn’t, which is probably why it did it on social media.I’m surprised at the supportive nature of the response, that’s for sure.
“Among the general public, it’s just saying, ‘Well done, good luck, what you did was brave.’ ”
An emotional scene as Selby wins the Open title after a very tough year
Selby admits feeling positive after taking inspiration from his fight with world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and a depressed black dog.
“I’m not out of the woods yet because you can get back there. I read something with Tyson Fury. He said he retired because He said it was because he felt that he had reverted to his old ways.
“And he needed that extra motivation to do something.
“I am having fun on the table again as a result of my work off the table. It was the hardest match I’ve ever played and much harder than any title I’ve ever won.”
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