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Ronnie O'Sullivan eases into Scottish Open quarter-finals

O'Sullivan eases into Scottish Open quarter-finals
By Eurosport

14/12/2017 at 23:45Updated 15/12/2017 at 00:45

Ronnie O'Sullivan enjoyed a convincing 4-1 win over Michael White to secure a possible meeting with John Higgins in the Scottish Open quarter-finals.

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O'Sullivan was never challenged against White, who he defeated 4-1 in the third round on his way to winning a sixth UK Championship last week making breaks of 92 and 75 to progress.

He will face Higgins in the last eight on Friday night if the four-times world champion beats Ashley Hugill in his last-16 match.

O'Sullivan had battled back from trailing 3-2 to complete a 4-3 win over world number 36 Li Hang in the last 32 of the Scottish Open earlier in the day.

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O’Sullivan opened with a break of 70, winning the first frame by 97 points, but Li followed up by restoring parity with a knock of 57 in the second.

O’Sullivan rolled home a lovely break of 103 for a 2-1 lead before appearing to nod off between the third and fourth frames. Li made 53 to level at 2-2 before dominating the fifth to leaving O’Sullivan a frame away from defeat.

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O’Sullivan has won three ranking tournaments in the last three months including the Shanghai Masters, English Open and UK Championship where he equalled the record of Steve Davis.

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SCOTTISH OPEN - LAST 16 RESULTS

  • Elliot Slessor 3-4 Judd Trump
  • John Higgins 4-0 Ashley Hugill
  • Tom Ford 0-4 Cao Yupeng
  • David Grace 2-4 Neil Robertson
  • Xiao Guodong 4-3 Marco Fu
  • Stephen Maguire 4-1 Xu Si
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-1 Michael White
  • Rory McLeod 3-4 Ricky Walden

LAST 32 RESULTS

  • Gerard Green 0-4 John Higgins
  • Michael Holt 0-4 Judd Trump
  • Peter Ebdon 3-4 Elliot Slessor
  • Stephen Maguire 4-3 Yan Bingtao
  • Rory McLeod 4-3 Ding Junhui
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-3 Li Hang
  • Kyren Wilson 1-4 Michael White
  • Ricky Walden 4-1 Mark Joyce
  • Zhang Anda 3-4 David Grace
  • Peter Lines 1-4 Ashley Hugill
  • Neil Robertson 4-0 Chris Totten
  • Noppon Saengkham 1-4 Xiao Guodong
  • Xu Si 4-2 Craig Steadman
  • Daniel Wells 3-4 Cao Yupeng
  • Zhou Yuelong 3-4 Marco Fu
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