World Matchplay 2021: Callan Rydz is into the last eight on his debut in Blackpool



It was a night to remember for Callan Rydz as he defeated Rob Cross in the second round of the World Matchplay.

Callan Rydz celebrated a little too hard after winning a leg during his first round match at the World Matchplay and sent his watch flying in the process!

“With Rob – he is not the fastest, but he is not the slowest. It was perfect for me. That is why if I do play Ratajski – he is quite similar, he takes his time a little bit, but he is not very slow and he is a good player to get rhythm around.”

Ahead of the biggest game of his life what will he be doing?

“On Tuesday I went in the hotel swimming pool just to relax, just to chill. I went to really relax my muscles and take some time away from everyone, my management and all that. It has worked well, so I will be doing the same!”

A repeat would see him into the last four and closing in on the top 32 in the world, he is rising fast but he’s taking it all in his stride during a statement week in one of the sport’s statement events.

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