World Championship 2017: Welshman Ryan Day frustrated after Crucible exit

Ryan Day
Ryan Day was runner-up to Barry Hawkins at February's World Grand Prix in Preston
2017 World Snooker Championship
Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 15 April - 1 May
Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and online.

Welshman Ryan Day has described his World Championship defeat to China's Xiao Guodong as "embarrassing".

Day, Wales' sole representative at this year's Championship at Sheffield's Crucible, was beaten 10-4 in the first round.

The 37-year-old recovered from 4-0 down to trail 4-3 but won only one more frame and as a result will now drop out of the world's top 16.

"My form is OK but my concentration let me down," Day told BBC Wales Sport.

"It was a poor start and although my form was not too bad it was a bit of an embarrassing day at the office.

"I just never settled. I lost the first frame that I should have won. I got back into the match at 4-3 and let the last two frames slip.

"Xiao started quite well [in the evening session] and it was too much of a lead."

Day's defeat means there will be no Welsh representation in the second round of the World Championship for the first time since 1969.

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