Betfred.com World Snooker Championship 2012 - Perry powers past Dott
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Graeme Dott has been a finalist at the Crucible three times in the last eight years and even won the title in 2006 saying that the venue is always a special place to play in.
Yesterday though in his first session in his match against Joe Perry there were probably a lot other places he would rather be as he went 8-1 down to the Cambridge cueman.
Even though Dott wasn't playing well his opponent didn't do the best either, recording only three breaks over fifty. Thankfully for Dott he avoided the whitewash taking the last frame of the day.
When they resumed this morning it took 'Gentleman' Perry just 25 minutes to finish the match off. Handing Dott his biggest defeat at the Crucible.
It was clear for all to see in the press conference that Dott wasn't in the best of moods 'I played terrible, I can't remember a time in my career or at the Crucible where I have played any worse.
'I have done badly all year but I honestly can't remember me playing any worse in my whole career. That was a living snooker nightmare. I would of given up the match earlier but I would of got a fine.
'Joe didn't play all that well to have to beat me but it wouldn't of mattered anyway considering how badly I was playing. He will admit it himself that he will have to play better in the next would to stand a chance.
Perry seemed pleased to have gotten through but admitted he will need to step up his game 'It was a strange match. I could see that Graeme was struggling but I wasn't playing incredibly well either. It will be a tough game against Stephen (Maguire) and I know I need to play better.
'My own form this season has been decent, I have had a good couple wins against some top players and I am looking forward to the next one.'
Meanwhile Ding Junhui has come from 6-4 down to level the match with Ryan Day at 6-6, more on that to come when it finishes.