I thought Mark Selby was very impressive in completing his 10-6 victory over Ricky Walden.
Sometimes, players who resume with a 6-3 overnight lead panic a little as they know they could not forgive themselves if they squander their advantage.
But Selby held strong. He started off the session with a century and made two more in running out the winner.
All facets of his game were on show. His safety was good and he fashioned openings from which he made big breaks to win frames.
Mark knew he had to be on his game after drawing the dangerous Walden, who beat him in the semi-finals of this season’s Shanghai Masters.
They’ve known each other since their junior days and it was always going be a tough match to call, but the fact Walden was making his Crucible debut proved to be a factor: he made a bad start and never recovered.
So Selby is through and looks a good bet to go a long way.
The draw doesn’t get any easier. He has Graeme Dott now to possibly play John Higgins with Ronnie O’Sullivan looming in the semi-finals.
However, I’m not sure anyone would want to draw Selby if he’s on top form.