So the day started and ended well for Mark Selby, it's just the bit in the middle that he won't be happy with.
At one stage, Higgins was 10-4 up with Selby in all sorts of trouble. But you don't become world number one for nothing and Selby reeled off the last three frames of the day. Read Shamoon Hafez's first day report here.
We start again at 14:00 BST, Higgins needs eight for the title, Selby needs 11. Make sure you don't miss it.
Thanks for joining us today, get some rest and come back for what is set to be a thrilling conclusion. See you tomorrow.