Alister Walker survived a monumental scare to book his spot in the last four of the Bluenose Classic in Nova Scotia last night.
The world ranked No.15 had to go the full distance before finally disposing of Kiwi Martin Knight in a 78-minute battle that thrilled the full house.
Walker, the second seed trailed one love and 2-1 before unlocking Knight, ranked 32 places below him.
After the game, Walker acknowledge his opponent’s ability and play throughout the match. “Martin is constantly improving and adding more shots to his weapons. He kept me unsettled throughout the match,” he commented.
He’ll face Colombia’s Angel Rodriguez (above) in the semi-final after the third seed’s 3-1 qualifier Eric Galvez of Mexico.
In the third quarter final match of the night, fourth seed and crowd favourite LJ Anjema (WR 18) from the Netherlands took on Campbell Grayson (WR 41) from New Zealand. The match lasted just over an hour (1:02) with Anjema earning his place in the semifinals after a convincing 3-0 victory.
Anjema will now face number one seed Daryl Selby who beat Eddie Charlto in three.