Steve Davis tonight became the oldest player to win a match at the Crucible for 21 years with his dramatic, nerve-shredding 10-9 victory over Mark King.
What a performance from a true snooker legend. Davis, 52, became the first 50-something to win a match at the Crucible since Doug Mountjoy in 1993 and the oldest since Eddie Charlton, at 59, defeated Cliff Thorburn 10-9 in 1989.
Davis battled and battled and battled some more in what must rank as his most satisfying victory for several years.
Hats off to him, regardless of what happens in the second round against John Higgins.
Steve's win clearly meant a lot to him and will have meant a great deal to many others as well.