Marco Fu and Ronnie O’Sullivan are set to go head-to-head this Saturday following they’re quarter final wins
Ronnie O’Sullivan had a confident 6-3 win over Australian Neil Robertson. It wasn’t perfect snooker from the snooker ace, but it was clinical enough to win decisively.
After escaping a first round loss to Liang Wenbo, O’Sullivan complained about feeling unwell, but with a few days off, a new haircut and some good Chinese food, the ‘Rocket’ seems to be more focused on the job.
In his post match interview, O’Sullivan remarked;
“Physically, I feel better. The last three or four days I’ve been really ill and this is the first day I actually feel better.”
“They are tough match but I just keep hanging in there. I felt I just dragged him down, but that’s all you can do sometimes.”
Asked about his chances of winning the Master this year, O’Sullivan replied;
“I don’t think I’m playing well enough to win.”
Marco Fu also enjoyed a decisive 6-2 win over Mark Allen last night.
It wasn’t Mark Allen’s day, as not only did he suffer from poor play, but angry fans shouting abuse at him didn’t help his cause.
“One guy in particular came right up to my seat and said you are a f*****g disgrace. It’s not really what you want to hear when you are 3-0 down.”
Marco Fu then said;
“They didn’t really bother me, but I think it affected Mark a little bit.”
Marco Fu is playing some of the best snooker of his career to date. Since changing his cue action last year, the Hong Kong born player has been playing almost flawless snooker over the last couple of tournaments.
Mark Allen complimented Fu buy saying “The way he has been playing, he has a massive chance against Ronnie. It will be a good one to sit back and watch.”
Marco Fu himself is looking forward to one of the biggest matches of his career so far against Ronnie.
He said “I’m very much looking forward to facing Ronnie. At the moment, I’m playing the best snooker of my life and enjoying it.
“I’m trying not to have too many high expectations.”