We need Ronnie O’Sullivan to bring his uniquely entertaining brand of snooker to the fore in Glasgow today and breathe some life into the Grand Prix.
The tournament has not yet hit the heights but O’Sullivan can change all that if he turns it on against Jamie Burnett.
The omens are good for the world no.1: he has beaten Burnett 5-0 the two previous times they have met.
For some reason, the Grand Prix has not been the happiest of events for O’Sullivan. He has won it only once and in 2005 was completely outplayed 9-2 in the final by John Higgins.
Still, not for the first time the game looks to him to provide some inspiration.
This afternoon’s other match pits Mark Williams, still recovering from his wrist injury, against Stuart Bingham.
Tonight, another injury case, Stephen Maguire, who is nursing fractured bones in his shoulder, tackles the experienced Nigel Bond, who was runner-up 19 years ago.
And Ricky Walden will look to make it three wins out of three against Mark King.
The big shock yesterday was Shaun Murphy’s 5-4 defeat to Barry Pinches. Murphy needed yellow and green in the eighth frame to win 5-3. In the end, Pinches made an excellent clearance in the decider.
Stephen Hendry remained focused throughout his 5-2 victory over Matt Selt even if the four times Grand Prix champion was not at his imperious best.
Credit to Peter Ebdon for the way he turned things around against Liang Wenbo.
The crowds picked up after Sunday attracted less than 100 spectators.
It will surely be a big attendance for O’Sullivan today, who takes centre stage after the second round draw is made at 1.30pm.
BBC2 1.30-4.30pm, 7-8pm, 0.50-3.40am
British Eurosport 2 1.30-5pm, British Eurosport 7-10pm
Eurosport times in other countries vary, check your local listings
The BBC website (in the UK) and the Eurosport Player has live coverage from both the tables.