Not for the first, nor second time this year, Ronnie O’Sullivan has been drawn against Michael Holt who, in previous events this season has beaten the Rocket. Is Michael Holt the type of snooker player than Ronnie can’t get past?
It’s now the last 16 of the International Championships in China and the draw everyone is talking about is the one between O’Sullivan and Holt.
If there is one player that Ronnie O’Sullivan fears, surely it has to be Michael Holt. Yet again Ronnie finds himself drawn against him, the third time this year at latter stages of tournaments. O’Sullivan has lost all three times to Holt, making him one of the most successful players against the genius.
Previously Michael Holt sent Ronnie home from the Grand Prix and the Shanghai Masters this year alone. Holt would appear to have a lot of confidence playing against O’Sullivan as is no way intimidated like most players are.
It will be a very interesting snooker match later today. Although everyone expect O’Sullivan to win, there are those that fear he can’t beat Holt. We all know Ronnie has struggled with consistency the past couple of months so this could be a fairly even match.
The play begins and 1.30pm British time on Eurosport.