Mark Davis profile
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Name: Mark Davis
Date of birth: 12/08/72 (41)
World ranking: 12
Crucible best: Last 16 1995, 2010 and 2013
Mark Davis has had limited success in his career in terms of events won, but on his day is quite capable of beating anyone.
The Sussex potter forced his way into the top 16 for the first time last season and is renowned as a tenacious competitor with a solid safety game.
Davis was forced to qualify for the 2013 World Championship despite being in the top 16, due to world number 28 and reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan deciding to defend his title after taking a year away from the game.
He responded by beating Liang Wenbo in qualifying before he dumped out four-time champion John Higgins in the first round in what was one of the best victories of his career.
However, his run was ended by Stuart Bingham so Davis is still to make a meaningful mark on snooker's biggest event.
That will be something he will look to put right in 2014.