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Matthew Stevens

NameDate of Birth Country
Matthew Stevens11-09-1977Wales

Career

2014/2015
At the 2014 Australian Goldfields Open, Stevens reached his first quarter-final in a year by knocking out Luca Brecel 5–3 and Fergal O'Brien 5–3, but lost 5–2 to Xiao Guodong.He was eliminated 6–2 by John Higgins in the third round of the UK Championship, but reached the last 16 of the Welsh Open by recording his first victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in 12 years as Stevens came from 2–0 down to win 4–3.However, he lost 4–2 against Marco Fu.[29] Stevens was beaten in the first round of the next two ranking events, but thrashed Mark Williams 10–2 at the World Championship.Stevens suffered a heavy 13–5 defeat to O'Sullivan in the second round.

2015/2016
Stevens was eliminated at the first round stage of the International Championship and UK Championship, before winning his first matches at a ranking event this season when he ousted David Morris and Martin O'Donnell both 4–2 at the Welsh Open.He made three half centuries in the third round against Martin Gould, but lost 4–3.He reached the final round of qualifying for the World Championship and was beaten 10–6 by Kyren Wilson.

2016/2017
Stevens lost 4–1 to Neil Robertson in the last 16 of the Riga Masters. At the UK Championship he beat James Cahill 6–1, Michael White 6–4 and Joe Perry 6–2.His run ended with a 6–2 loss to Ronnie O'Sullivan.Stevens was knocked out 5–2 by Daniel Wells in the second round of the China Open and failed to qualify for the World Championship for the second year in a row after falling 10–8 to Lee Walker in the first qualifying round.His end of season ranking of 55 is the lowest he has finished a season since 1996.

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