Joe Swail through to second round at UK Championships

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Joe Swail saw off Joel Walker in the first round of the UK Championship by six frames to one and says having laser eye surgery has made all the difference.

Swail said: “When I was getting up in the morning, I couldn’t really see anything.

“I have had a lot of bad results and knew something wasn’t right.

“I got my eyes tested and they found something wrong so I got it corrected. I had to do something drastic.

“I have been really, really well in practice and but it’s added pressure to bring it in to the match arena.

“I got off to a flyer and was in a bit of a zone and it has all come about after getting my eyes done. I got 4-0 up and managed to get the job done.

“I had to make a decision. I didn’t want to be getting by because I have been putting in the work and not getting the results and I know I am better than that. I had to do something.”