Day ousts Cao in style

Welshman into Crucible quarter-finals for the third time

Last Updated: 29/04/12 2:52pm

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Ryan Day (R): Left Cao Yupeng trailing in his wake

Ryan Day (R): Left Cao Yupeng trailing in his wake

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Ryan Day booked his spot in the quarter-finals of the Betfred.com World Championship after completing a 13-7 win over Cao Yupeng.

The 32-year-old, who knocked out Cao's Chinese compatriot Ding Junhui in the first round, will get a third chance to progress beyond the last eight after falling at that stage in in 2008 and 2009.

The Welshman won all four frames that were necessary in the final session on Saturday, finishing Cao off with his second century of the evening.

Day will play the winner of the match between his fellow Welshman Matthew Stevens and England's Barry Hawkins in the next round at the Crucible.

"I've only got to the quarters here before. It's a big match for me next and if I can win it's new territory," Day said after his win.

"I know if I win the next match it all changes and becomes a one-table set-up, and everyone wants to play on that stage.

"If I can play like I did in the last four frames consistently, I know I can beat anybody."

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