"I believe I can beat anyone in the world. I'm here to win" - Rob Cross eyeing up UK Open glory

For the fifth time in his career, Rob Cross is through to the quarter-finals of the UK Open. 'Voltage' was too good for Keane Barry on Saturday night, taking a 10-4 win.

Earlier in the day, Cross had also taken out Josh Rock. "The way he started, he was special and he probably brought out the best of me today," Cross says of his last 32 tie against Rock, one in which he averaged over 105, also taking a 10-4 win. "I wanted to stamp the authority on it obviously, but I love the boy (Rock ed.) and the boy's learning. When he gets it right, he's going to be winning titles."

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A former UK Open finalist back in 2019, it's actually nearly three years since Cross last tasted major glory, at the 2021 European Championship. "I don't want to make the numbers up anymore," he insists, determined to get back to tournament-winning ways.

"I've been pretty ruthless this week. I've been harsh on myself, I've been trying to get better when I know people aren't performing and I know it's going to be a lot different tomorrow because it's the eight best players in the tournament but my game's in a great place at the minute and I believe I can beat anyone in the world. I'm here to win."

In the quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, Cross squares off against Ricky Evans.

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