Like Old Man River, Steve Davis just keeps rolling along.
The six times former world champion turns 53 later this month. Today he began his 33rd season as a professional by whitewashing Rod Lawler 5-0 to reach the final stages of the Shanghai Masters.
A 44 clearance gave him the first frame and he dished from green to black to steal the third.
Davis then finished off with breaks of 75 and 63 to secure a Shanghai meeting with Jamie Cope.
He will surely start as one of the favourites for the new World Seniors Championship in November, which will be shown in highlights form on Sky Sports.
It marks a further expansion of Sky's snooker portfolio after they signed a deal to screen the new One Frame Shootout next January.