Ronnie O’Sullivan, the most talented player to ever play snooker hasn’t won a snooker tournament since the Masters last January despite playing in most events and reaching 3 finals.
It’s been a week of mixed form for the ‘Rocket’ as he struggled with consistency due to several tip changes on his cue. Nevertheless, the 28 ranking title holder managed to get through some tough match, most notably last nights match with Mark Allen.
O’Sullivan played almost flawless snooker against Allen, knocking in two century breaks and two other high scoring breaks to win 4-2 over the Northern Irish man last night.
Today’s snooker match against John Higgins was a totally different story though as he lost all form.
The genius snooker player failed to do much with the chances he was presented with, and there were lots of chances given. Higgins quickly racked up a 3-0 lead before O’Sullivan responded, nicking the fourth in a close frame.
John Higgins took the next frame to go 4-1 in front, only to require one more frame to book a place in the semi final.
In the next, O’Sullivan responded yet again to trail 4-2, but it was too little too late as Higgins closed off the match with a stylish century break of 104.
O’Sullivan’s match stats looked very average, with a pot success of just 84%, far below the requirements for beating a quality player such as Higgins but this is mainly due to the multiple tip changes for O’Sullivan in the last 48 hours.
John Higgins now awaits the winner of Judd Trump and Robert Milkins who play later this afternoon to face in the semi final tomorrow.
Later this evening, Liang Wenbo will play Yu Delu in an all Chinese affair while Marco Fu takes on Mark Davis.