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O’Sullivan beats Ding in closing body


Ronnie O’Sullivan misplaced within the Welsh Open closing on Sunday

Ronnie O’Sullivan reached the second spherical of the Gamers Championship in Milton Keynes with a 6-5 victory in opposition to Ding Junhui.

O’Sullivan had established a 5-3 benefit on the Marshall Area earlier than Ding compelled him right into a deciding body.

A break of 95 sealed victory and arrange a gathering with fellow Englishman Jack Lisowski, who beat compatriot Martin Gould 6-3.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Australian Neil Robertson thrashed Lu Ning 6-1.

O’Sullivan suffered a shock defeat within the Welsh Open closing on Sunday, as world quantity 81 Jordan Brown denied him a record-equalling fifth title within the closing body.

The six-time world champion launched a shocking comeback from 5-3 all the way down to beat China’s Ding 6-5 within the first spherical on the Masters in January.

O’Sullivan trailed twice on Tuesday after shedding the primary and third frames, however then edged in entrance.

A break of 103 introduced him inside one body of victory at 5-3, earlier than Ding fought again – and O’Sullivan acquired annoyed, throwing his relaxation on the ground after lacking an opportunity to win the match 6-4.

However after Ding then received the tenth body to degree the match, a closing 95 break sealed O’Sullivan’s progress to the final eight.

“I used to be simply annoyed,” mentioned O’Sullivan. “I could not familiarize yourself with my sport and irrespective of how philosophical you could be, if you’re not placing the ball as nice as you need, it may be irritating.”

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