Cross ran initially, however it 2-0. ‘Voltage’ was mercilessly to finish and walked away from his opponent. There seemed to be no problem, but then got Humphries on his hips. ‘Cool Hand Luke’ picked up on the important moments with a couple of strong finishes, including 115 to come back to 2-1, and he made sure that everything will be repeated.
Humphries had the momentum on his side and pulled that through in the fifth set. A moment later, it was suddenly 3-2 in sets for the man who only for the second time to participate in Ally Pally - the same, incidentally, applies for the title of world champion. A moment later, he came back from a 0-2 deficit in the sixth set to take his place in the quarter-finals to secure.