Robert Milkins takes on world number one in UK Championship third round

Robert Milkins will continue his bid for the UK Championship title on Monday as he gears up to face World Number One Mark Selby in York.

The 40-year-old defeated Hammad Miah in the second round, edging past the world number 101 in a final frame decider to take the match 6-5.

Milkins’ first round victory over Hamza Akbar saw the Gloucester man end a five-match losing streak which had seen him slip down the rankings.

The run of defeats stretched back to the start of September, which saw Milkins’ last win as he beat Adam Duffy 5-4 in the fourth qualifying round for the Shanghai Masters.

The last time Selby and Milkins faced each other was back in April in the first round of the World Championship.

Selby came out on top as he took the game 10-6, before going on to win the tournament with an 18-14 win over China’s Ding Junhui in the Final at the Crucible.

The world number one eased past the unseeded Andy Hicks 6-1 in the first round, before overcoming Daniel Wells 6-4 in the last 64 to set up the meeting with Milkins.


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