Cross on return to form ahead of World Matchplay clash with Rydz: "I'm starting to reap some benefits"

Rob Cross will face off against Callan Rydz on Tuesday night as the second round begins at the 2021 World Matchplay and for 'Voltage', he believes he is regaining some of the form which saw him capture the title two years ago.

After the 'hardest year' of his life, Cross believes he is on the up and will look to continue that against the North East prospect.

"Last year I probably had the hardest year I've ever had," said Cross. "I haven't been really competing, and when you're not in a game it's soul-destroying.

"Now, all of a sudden I know I can compete at the highest class. I just needed a little bit of structure in my life, and something to build from.

"I've got that now. My game's changed a lot - I've worked really hard since January and now I'm starting to reap some benefits.

"I'm enjoying it again. Now I feel that I've got a game that I can go out and win with.

"I definitely feel I can compete - there's a lot more there. I know I can hit doubles under pressure and win games."

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