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McManus and Fu reach Worlds semi-finals

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McManus beats former champion Higgins

Qualifier Alan McManus beat four-time champion John Higgins 13-11 to reach the World Championship semi-finals for the first time since 1993.

McManus, 45, trailed 5-3, 7-5, 9-7 and 10-8, but played with calmness and fluency in the closing stages.

The world number 29 scored four half-centuries and a 128 to win five of the last six frames and will face fellow qualifier Ding Junhui in the last four.

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