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Ronnie O'Sullivan sets up final showdown with Trump after beating Higgins 6-2

O'Sullivan sets up final showdown with Trump after beating Higgins 6-2

17/11/2017 at 14:55Updated 17/11/2017 at 16:11

Ronnie O'Sullivan secured his place in the Shanghai Masters final with a 6-2 win over John Higgins.

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The Rocket scored 117 in the second frame to hit back after losing the opener and although Higgins took the fifth frame to edge back to 3-2, it was plain sailing for the five-time world champion as he set up the showpiece match with Judd Trump without conceding again.

Trump had earlier secured his place in Saturday's final with a 6-3 victory over fellow Brit, Jack Lisowski.

Trump took a two-frame lead thanks to a break of 70 in the second before Lisowski rallied to level the scores over the third and fourth frames.

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Trump, 28, came back in style with the only century of the match, a break of 105 putting him 3-2 in front.

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After losing the next frame 74-8, Trump came back again to win the next three frames to secure a 6-3 victory. The final win was secured after a spotted black.

Trump will be hoping for his second major tournament victory of the season, after winning the European Masters earlier this year.

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