Burden eyes quarter-finals of snooker’s Australian Open
PUBLISHED: 16:40 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:44 10 July 2013
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ALFIE Burden is hoping to make the last eight of the Australian Open after defeating Michael Holt 5-2 in the first round to set up a second round clash with Mark Davis.
Burden, who lives in Welwyn Garden City, is overdue a good run in a World Snooker event.
The 36-year-old said: “It’s a long way to come so you don’t want to come here and get beat early because you will have to endure a painful flight home.
“I’m still in the tournament and will try to progress further.
“I’ll try and hit a quarter-final here, I’ve got the game to go further in tournaments but for whatever reason over the years I’ve not produced, so lets hope I start producing.”
Sussex’s Davis saw off the challenge of Paul Davison 5-4 to progress to the second stage and meet Burden.
The winner of Thursday’s Burden against Davis match will go on to face either Zhang Anda or Mark Selby.
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