Ronnie O'Sullivan says he is relishing his quarter-final against double world champion Mark Williams at the International Championship in China.
O'Sullivan, a five-time world title winner, beat China's Li Hang 6-1 in Chengdu to set up Thursday's meeting.
O'Sullivan, 38, said: "I will have to play well tomorrow but that's what I want. I want to feel that pressure and adrenaline running through my body."
World number 22 Williams made four 50-plus breaks as he beat Sam Baird 6-4.
World number eight Mark Allen, the highest ranked player left in the tournament behind fifth-ranked O'Sullivan, will face Michael White of Wales.
The rest of the quarter-final line-up in the season's fourth world ranking event sees Robert Milkins take on Marco Fu and Ricky Walden meet Jamie Burnett.
With a first prize of £125,000, the International Open is the richest snooker event in Asia.