The 18-year-old got the better of Matthew Stevens at the European Masters today.
A MEMORABLE WEEK for Cork teenager Aaron Hill continued at the European Masters today.
Having stunned six-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan last night, the 18-year-old overcame world number 33 Matthew Stevens today.
The youngster, ranked 115th in the world, trailed Stevens 2-1 at the mid-session interval.
However, an impressive fightback saw the Irish starlet win the final two frames to earn a 5-3 victory and he now faces a last-16 encounter with world number 15 Yan Bingtao.
No matter what he does next, Hill won’t forget this week. He expressed jubilation at the result last night.
“[I’m speechless] at the moment,” Hill told the World Snooker Tour after his victory.
[He’s] my childhood hero. To play him so early on… I didn’t go out there to just be there and be happy to be there. I still wanted to win the watch and if I lost the match after being 3-1 up, I would have been disappointed.
“Even if I lost that last one, I would have been disappointed. I’m just so, so pleased with that victory. Everyone back home, my family and friends must be buzzing. I had a quick look at my phone and I think it’s going to take me to Christmas to reply to everyone.
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“I’m just living up the moment and can’t wait for the next round.”