England’s Kyren Wilson admits his confidence is at an all-time high as he prepares to try and win another title at the Shanghai Masters.
The 26-year-old is enjoying a rich vein of form after winning back-to-back titles on the professional circuit.
He won the Paul Hunter Classic at the end of August after beating Peter Ebdon, before then winning the 6 Red World Championship last week.
Wilson won the title in Bangkok just two days ago and his confidence is still on a high as he beat Liang Wenbo 6-3 on day one of the Shanghai Masters.
The 26-year-old has now won 17 matches in a row and he is looking to become the first man since John Higgins in 2001 to win three events in a row. Speaking about his recent results, Wilson told World Snooker:
“Any win now is very tough. The tour is so good. If I could emulate someone like John Higgins that would be a dream come true.
“My career really kick started when I won this event in 2015. Maybe I put too much pressure on myself to go and win more events and maybe that is why I hesitated later on in tournaments after that.”
Standing in his way is fellow countrymen Judd Trump who is the 1.70 favourite for their match on Tuesday. Trump has had a quiet start to the year but he may need to raise his game to get past the high-flying Wilson.