17 Jul 2008
Mark King reflects on a job well done and the challenges ahead...
How would you sum up last season?
On the whole it didn’t start off too well I’ve been working on my game for the last 18 months but really it ended pretty well. Getting into the Top 16 was obviously a massive boost and just looking forward to the new season now.
Were there any highlights?
Playing Mark Selby at the World’s and playing good stuff when it mattered, the pressure was on and I delivered which was nice.
What was the low point?
The first couple of tournaments because I’ve been working on my game it was one step forward and two back to get to where I am now. I knew it would be but it was heart breaking but I knew in the end I would come through it.
What’s your target for next season?
Securing myself in the 16 and pushing for top 8 really. No qualifying, guaranteed the Masters, the World Championship so I’m really going to work my socks off and push myself.
Will you change anything to help you achieve that goal?
Just concentrate on what I’m doing really, my technique, my break building is probably one of the worst parts of my game it’s got better over the last three or four years but just keep working on that.
What are you up to over the summer?
I’ve had nine or ten weeks off where I have not picked up the cue, it’s been in the cupboard, nice bit of golf. We went to Centre Parks for the Bank Holiday for five days, which was really nice.
Just been resting, the season is long there’s a lot of mental pressure so it was a really relaxing time and when I come back off my holiday in a couple of weeks I’ll be raring to go.