Well, what can you say about Steve Davis?
His face was burning with determination last night as he opened a 6-2 lead over John Higgins with a performance reminiscent of his 1980s vintage.
If anyone thought Steve was just turning up to get a big cheer then they've had these notions destroyed by a remarkable display that underlines just how great a player he is.
All predictions are off as far as I'm concerned. I know many expect Higgins to come back but the reigning champ looked ill at ease at times and Davis could well go through to the quarter-finals tomorrow morning.
Whatever happens, it's impossible to turn away from this fascinating encounter.