Unless Graeme Dott can spoil the party there will be a new winner of the Betfred.com World Championship this year.
That said, Dott has played superbly this year and displayed great heart in coming from 12-10 down to beat Mark Allen 13-12 yesterday.
The Scot is the only player who knows deep down that he is capable of winning the title, having done so in 2006.
He faces Mark Selby in the semi-finals after the world no.7 beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-11 last night.
O'Sullivan then launched into a predictable, downbeat diatribe against himself that everyone has heard before.
I'd prefer to focus on Selby and how he has proved himself to be a big match player. The Wembley champ doesn't crumble under pressure and his mastery of brinkmanship makes him hard to stop at the Crucible.
Neil Robertson would be a great world champion for snooker but can't take Ali Carter, who came from 8-4 down to beat Shaun Murphy 13-12, for granted.
They played an exciting match in the second round last year, in which Robertson made a series of killer clearances to clinch victory.
That may be fresh in Carter's mind but he knows that any of the four remaining players have a realistic chance of winning the title.
At this stage of the championship it becomes as much a test of nerve as a test of skill.
They can each play to a high standard but it's doing it under the unique Crucible pressure that counts.