Mark Williams beat four-time victor John Higgins 18-16 to win his third World Championship title at Crucible Theatre here on Monday. He was so unconvinced that he would return to the pinnacle of the sport that he made a promise: if he won a world title for the third time in his career, he would address the media completely naked. "I had to wear the towel on the orders of [world snooker chairman] Barry Hearn otherwise I would just have walked in, just crying".
"Cold in here isn't it?", Williams quipped as he entered the press room, his modesty protected by just a towel.
However, Williams found something deep within himself to grind out the three frames he needed to triumph 18-16 and, at 43 years old, become the oldest world champion since his fellow Welshman Ray Reardon in 1978.
The 43-year-old, who had promised to strip off if he won, beat Scotland's John Higgins 18-16 in a dramatic final to become the event's oldest victor for 40 years.
Having lifted the trophy in 2000 and 2003, Welshman Williams sets a new record of 15 years for the longest gap in between titles. I was thinking about chucking it in past year.
"I'm going to party the night away", said Williams.
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"I was just practising for them the last time I won this tournament", Williams said of his sons.
"I can't believe I beat him really because he's one of the best there has ever been".
Williams claimed seven straight frames to lead 14-7 before Higgins won eight of the next nine to level the pulsating contest, described as one of the all-time great finals, at 15-15. I did not think there was another title in me 12 months ago. I've done something I never thought I'd do again'.
Runner-up John Higgins congratulated Mark Williams on his win. My missus couldn't stop crying for ages, I got a little bit emotional towards the end as well.
"I was 14-7 behind and I was anxious if I would (not) take it to the fourth session", Higgins said.
And after saying earlier in the tournament that he would go naked to his press conference if he won the title, Williams said he would go through with that plan.
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