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Byline: Neil Goulding

DEFENDING champion John Higgins admits envy at seeing others succeed is driving his bid to retain the World Championship title.

But the Scot heads to The Crucible with a point to prove after a season to forget.

The four-times champ, who faces China's Liang Wenbo today, said: "It's not been great this season and it's not nice to see other people winning events.

"You become a little bit jealous, that's perhaps what spurs you on to keep winning titles. At the end of the day it's been down to me. The previous season did take a lot out of me but I've not given the tournaments the respect they deserve this season.

"You only get out what you put into tournaments - and I've not put a lot in at all. That's why I've got nothing out of them.

"I think you sometimes need a wake-up call to be honest."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 21, 2012
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