Lee Walker reached his first ranking event semi-final at the 2018 Gibraltar Open some 28 years after he first turned professional.
Prior to his last four run which was ended by China’s Cao Yupeng, Walker’s best result memorably came at the Crucible Theatre in 1998 where he defeated Dave Harold and Alan McManus to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship on his debut.
Walker also reached the last 16 at snooker’s biggest event in 2004 by defeating Stephen Lee 10-7 before losing to David Gray.
He attained a career-high world ranking of 42 during the 2000/1 season and has a high break of 140 compiled at the 2004 European Open.
1997: Reaches the quarter-finals of the World Championship on his first appearance at the Crucible. Beats Dave Harold and Alan McManus at the Theatre of Dreams before losing to Alain Robidoux.
2000: Climbs to number 42 in the world.
2004: Another World Championship run takes him to the last 16, beating Stephen Lee at the Crucible before losing to David Gray.
2017: Knocks Neil Robertson out of the Welsh Open, reaching the last 16.
2018: Reaches the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time at the Gibraltar Open, knocking out the likes of Anthony McGill and Kyren Wilson before losing against Cao Yupeng. Quarter-finalist at the Paul Hunter Classic.
2019: Beats Judd Trump on a run to the quarter-finals of the English Open.