Snooker – Selby seeks more Sheffield success


Mark Selby believes he has hit form at exactly the right time as he attempts to make a successful defence of the World Championship.

The 31-year-old hit back to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 18-14 in the 2014 final and is 7/1 with Bet365 to win the title again in Sheffield this year.
Selby failed to win another ranking event following his Crucible triumph until he beat Shaun Murphy in the final of the German Masters in February. He then triumphed against Gary Wilson to secure the China Open earlier this month.
“The first few tournaments after last year’s success, I did feel the pressure,” he said.
“Thankfully I’ve won in Germany and China, which has given me a lot of confidence and taken a little bit of pressure off going back to Sheffield.”
O’Sullivan can be backed at 12/5 to win the World Championship.