Fen potter Joe Perry faces one of the world’s top players in the first round of the Masters at the Alexandra Palace tonight (January 14, 7pm)
Perry tackles Chinese star Ding Junhui, the current world number two, and the local man knows he’s in for a tough test.
“I’ve had some close games with him,” Perry said. “But he has usually just had the edge. Hopefully that will change tonight.
“I had a decent 2014 and I want to take that form into this year and win a tournament.
“I will have to be clinical tonight, If I get a chance I have to take it.
“I’ve prepared well for the tournament. I’ve been playing well in practice.”
Perry is currently ranked 13 in the world.