Ronnie O’Sullivan staged a remarkable comeback in the Shanghai Masters to keep his grasp on the name he has won the last two years for each.
When he dropped 5-1 supporting against Kyren Wilson, that peaked in the next frame with a 131 fracture o’Sullivan appeared down and out at the quarter-finals.
But after Wilson had wasted a fantastic opportunity to win the match, he kept himself living using a 102 to narrow the deficit, and completed his recovery.
Australian Neil Robertson, for whom there was a 115 break a highlight at a win over Barry Hawkins will be taken on by o’Sullivan.
World winner Judd Trump saw his streak come to a conclusion because Mark Allen thrashed him.
Allen racked up five breaks over 50 in a thorough win that dealt Trump – who had claimed the International Championship name – his first loss since April.
Trump had rebounded with a fracture of 102 but it wasn’t enough to upset the sins of this Northern Irishman, who’s currently exhibiting some of the very best form of his profession.
In the four Allen will face Shaun Murphy, who lasted his fine early season form as he breezed past Jack Lisowski from exactly the score.
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