World Championship 2017: Mark Selby is big favourite, says John Higgins

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World Championship final 2017
Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 30 April-1 May
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two 14:00-18:00 & 19:00-23:00, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, online and app.

Four-time winner John Higgins says opponent Mark Selby is the “big favourite” for the World Championship final, which starts on Sunday.

Defending champion Selby edged past Ding Junhui to set up a repeat of the 2007 showpiece against Higgins, who comfortably beat Barry Hawkins.

Scotland’s Higgins last reached the final in 2011, when he beat Judd Trump.

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