Wayne Martin 5-2 Hanzla Zahid

Wayne Martin 5-2 Hanzla Zahid

Wayne Martin eased into the semi-finals of The Snooker TV Masters on Sunday night despite not playing anywhere near his best.

Luckily for Martin, his opponent was also very out of sorts in a match where there were no breaks above 50.

Despite the lack of high breaks, there was still plenty of drama.  Martin took the first frame but Zahid won the next to level at 1-1.  Martin then took the third and looked odds on for the fourth as he left Zahid needing a snooker with pink and black remaining.  Zahid laid a terrific snooker which Martin failed to escape from but Zahid then left Martin a simple pot on the pink for the frame.  Somehow Martin missed the pot and to make things worse he subsequently potted the pink only to follow it in with the cueball!  Zahid eventually won the frame to level the match at 2-2.

After the interval Zahid missed too many balls and left Martin far too many chances.  Martin won all three frames including a very dramatic final frame to take the match 5-2 and set up a semi-final clash with either Bash Maqsood or Ant McMahon.

Frame Scores (Martin first)
50-39,44-61(37),86(48)-18,53-64,60-15,69-56(33),60-35

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