Mark Williams Does His Post World Championship Press Conference Naked

Mark Williams Does His Post World Championship Press Conference Naked

My missus couldn't stop crying for ages, I got a little bit emotional towards the end as well. I didn't really believe him, but not even he could have thought I'd win three'.

However, Williams found something deep within himself to grind out a victory that makes him the oldest world champion since his fellow Welshman Ray Reardon in 1978.

Higgins said: "Today I was 13-7 behind and I was anxious if I would take it to the fourth session, I didn't want to lose with a session to spare".

In doing so he became the oldest victor at the venue since 45-year-old Ray Reardon won in 1978.

"To play John in a final is an experience in itself", said the new World Champion.

"I tried to put him under pressure tonight but it just wasn't enough".

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Williams failed to qualify for the final last year and almost quit the sport after having not won a ranking title for six years. "Twelve months ago I was thinking about chucking it, but here I am doing an interview having just won the 2018 World Championship. bollock naked". He insists he contemplated retirement last summer, having not won a ranking title for six years.

"I had my hand on the trophy when I missed the pink - but to come out after that, I made of the best breaks in my life". Williams nearly quit the sport last summer after a decade of poor form, and failing even to qualify for the blue-riband tournament. I'm just looking forward to coming back here.

Now he has the trilogy of World Championships 2000, 2003, 2018. The mental fortitude to not wilt under that pressure is huge. "The standard was fantastic". Higgins had not expected another chance but came back to the table and cleared up with a 65 break, vintage snooker from the four-time champion. "He found a gear from somewhere and eased away again from his opponent".

Williams failed to qualify for the 2017 tournament, and said he had watched it from his caravan. Twists and turns, comebacks and clearances. The rest of us have to catch up with these old guys.

Crucible semi-finalist Kyren Wilson on Twitter: "What an incredible final. Congratulations to @markwil147 - chuffed for you and your family".

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