Masters snooker 2021 - John Higgins thrilled to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan; technique change paying off
John Higgins produced a blistering display to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan to reach the semi-finals of the Masters at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. The Scot knocked in three centuries and an 88 to beat the world champion who made two tons of his own and a 97. David Gilbert is next up in the last four.
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Published 15/01/2021 at 23:02 GMT | Updated 15/01/2021 at 23:31 GMT
John Higgins was "over the moon” with his win over Ronnie O’Sullivan in the quarter finals of the Masters - and revealed that some intense work on his technique is starting to pay off.
The four-time world champion headed into his quarter-final at the Marshall Arena as a heavy underdog after O’Sullivan’s display against Ding Junhui in the first round, but he knocked in three centuries - including a tournament-high 145 - on his way to a 6-3 win.
He told Eurosport after the match that he could not play any better, which may be a small crumb of comfort to semi-final opponent David Gilbert.