‘LIKE PLAYING FEDERER IN TENNIS’ – ALEXANDER URSENBACHER AIMS TO EMULATE RONNIE O’SULLIVAN MAGIC AT SNOOKER Q SCHOOL
Alexander Ursenbacher completed a comfortable win in his first match at the 208-player Q School event with a 4-0 whitewash of Tan Wang Chooi in Leicester.
The man dubbed ‘Federer of the Baize’ endured a forgettable season to finish outside of the top 64 despite defeating Ronnie O’Sullivan 4-1 at the British Open, but is aiming to bounce back at the first attempt by securing a fresh tour card.
He compiled 51, 76 and 50 to advance to the third qualifying round and a match against Belgium’s Daan Leyssen on Monday evening.
Michael ‘The Hitman’ Holt also enjoyed a solid 4-1 win over Jeff Cundy in his Q School opener on Sunday.
The former Shoot Out winner has spent a year off the professional circuit, , after failing to regain his tour card at Q School last June, but looked in decent touch at the Morningside Arena.
Holt, who first turned professional in 1996, enjoyed breaks of 69 and 107 to ease through to the third round of Event One needing four more wins to earn a two-year World Snooker Tour card for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons.
He will meet Rhys Clark or Hayden Staniland on Monday evening.
was a 4-0 winner against Neil Craycraft boosted by knocks of 57 and 76 in securing a meeting with James Lee in the third round.