Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is ready for the fight ahead after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has indicated he is set to play in the end-of-year UK Championship as well as January's Masters.
Neil Robertson exacted a measure of revenge on John Higgins as he won the battle of the game's form players to lift the Wuxi Classic.
Neil Robertson comfortably saw off Robert Milkins to set up a Wuxi Classic final showdown with former world champion John Higgins.
John Higgins will face Matthew Stevens in the semi-finals of the Wuxi Open after the four-time world champion defeated Joe Perry 5-2.
Neil Robertson and John Higgins cruised into the Wuxi Classic quarter-finals with 5-0 whitewashes on Thursday - but Ali Carter was a casualty.
Neil Robertson was untroubled in reaching the Wuxi Classic quarter-finals as he beat Mark King 5-0.
Joe Perry rose above the pressure of a partisan Chinese crowd to knock home favourite Ding Junhui out of the Wuxi Classic.
Neil Robertson and John Higgins safely negotiated their passages into the last 16 of the Wuxi Classic in China.
Stephen Lee will face a disciplinary hearing into allegations of match-fixing in September, snooker's world governing body has confirmed.
Judd Trump and Mark Allen were shock first-round casualties at the opening ranking event of the season, China's Wuxi Classic.
Six-time World Championship finalist Jimmy White produced the shock of the Wuxi Classic first round by beating defending champion Ricky Walden.