Ryan Day knew his day was not done despite securing a big last-16 win over reigning world champion Stuart Bingham at the German Masters on Friday afternoon. The format at the Tempodrom sees the quartet of afternoon winners having to go straight out again for their quarter-finals in the evening, while Thursday’s winners were able to prepare in more relaxed fashion.
After doing his interviews in the media centre the Welshman made a grab for some of the fresh fruit on the table. When challenged about this ‘theft’ in good-natured fashion, the world No18 protested that there were no energy-boosting bananas laid on in the players’ room. Kyren Wilson could probably have done with a couple too to aid his recovery. The Shanghai Masters champion’s last-16 game against Michael Holt was late in finishing, around 6.25pm, giving him just an hour and a half to get ready to play for a semi-final spot against Day.