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Carter eases past Davis
Ali Carter swiftly finished off Mark Davis on Thursday morning to set up a second-round clash with Judd Trump at the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship.
Hastings potter Davis felt unwell during the match and could not make it competitive.
Chelmsford man Carter, runner-up to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the 2008 Crucible final, finished with a break of 132 to clinch a 10-2 success.
Carter led 8-1 overnight, and was satisfied to complete his task and avoid becoming the ninth seeded casualty in the first round.
The 32-year-old, whose battle with Crohn's Disease has disrupted his career, said: "I'm pleased with the way I played there.
"Mark obviously felt under the weather but it was a good performance from me. I'm not getting too excited yet."
Discussing the symptoms of his medical condition, which has left him weak at times and unable to practice for longer than half an hour, Carter explained how revamping his diet is slowly helping him to win his health battle.
Carter added: "I've been on quite a strict exclusion diet, I've cut out dairy and wheat, so I'm carrying a lunchbox around with me when I go into restaurants. I feel a bit of an idiot.
"It's taken three weeks and I'm feeling better every day. If you've been eating wheat all your life it takes a while for it to get out of your system, but hopefully that's something that's going to help me feel better.
"All season I've been getting to the club and I haven't had the energy to walk around the table. I hope I can continue to feel good and progress in the tournament."