Two-time champion Higgins beats gutsy McGill at Masters

Four-time world champion John Higgins won the Masters in 1999 and 2006
Masters 2018 on the On Events
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Date: 14-21 January
Coverage: Watch live on Eyes On Events Two, Eyes On Events Red Button, Connected TV, the Eyes On Events Sport website and mobile app. Live text on the final on the Eyes On Events Sport website.

Two-time champion John Higgins was given a scare by fellow Scot Anthony McGill before booking his place in the Masters quarter-finals with a 6-4 win.

In a contest where the advantage swung one way then the other, four-time world champion Higgins led 2-0 before the debutant won four on the trot, which included a 122 clearance, to lead.

But the famously dogged Higgins hit back to move within a frame of victory.

He sealed the win in the 10th frame to set up a match against Wales' Ryan Day.

In the day's other first-round match, 2015 champion Shaun Murphy recorded a 6-4 win over fellow Englishman Ali Carter.


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