UK Championship: Jack Lisowski aims to better first-round display

Jack Lisowski
Jack Lisowski reached the quarter-finals of the China Open in 2013

Jack Lisowski says he will need to play better if he is to progress to the latter stages of the UK Championship.

The world number 48 prevailed 6-4 past Zak Surety in York on Tuesday to reach the second round.

But the 24-year-old from Cheltenham believes he will have to be much improved against either Nigel Bond or Graeme Dott on Sunday.

"I was not great, so I need to improve - but I'm glad to be in the tournament," said Lisowski.

"It was a close game - there were just a lot of scrappy frames and it was quite tense.

"I think I need to improve and get in a few more days' practice."

Lisowski has returned home before a possible meeting with former world champion Dott in the next round.

"I have had a few deciders with Graeme Dott and obviously he is the favourite," he said. "I think I have won one and lost one against him but you never know."

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