Rob Cross is through to the World Championship Quarter-Finals and a meeting in today’s afternoon session with Dimitri van den Bergh and despite almost sailing through against John Henderson. ‘Voltage’ admitted that he was lazy in his win and lost concentration but wants to put it right as the tournament starts to reach it’s tail end and has said ahead of his game with the Dreammaker that he won’t be taking anything for granted.
“John played very well and his hundred-plus finishing with every shot he got at a double was superb,” said Cross.
“I actually lost concentration in that game, I felt I was lazy in the middle parts and could have done more but I’m happy to get through.
“In the last set I was focused and better but going forward you need to push in every set if you’re going to win and I’m not quite doing that yet.”
Cross now faces World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh in the last eight as he gets his head around making such good progress on his first visit to Alexandra Palace.
“It’s weird, I’ve never played in front of fantastic people like this so it’s a little bit different, but I’ll deal with that and keep moving forward,” added Cross, the former electrician who turned professional in January.
“Dimitri is another fantastic player and I won’t be able to take anything for granted. But as long as I come out and do my bit and I’m myself with no switching off, it’s all good.”


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Author: Samuel Gill