Ebene News – GB – Ronnie O’Sullivan hosts Welsh Open quarter-final as the great race continues

Ronnie O’Sullivan continued his fine form at the Welsh Open with a 4-1 win over Zhou Yuelong in the last 16 at Celtic Manor

The Rocket lost just one frame in their first four games after seeing Robbie Williams, Jimmy White and Martin Gould before beating the young Chinese star

The breaks of 67, 64, 89 and 74 allowed the world champion to qualify quite comfortably in the last eight, although Zhou became the first man to nab him a frame this tournament with an 87 in the fourth.

“Yeah, it’s okay, not too bad,” said O’Sullivan “I played pretty well from the start so it can happen It was pretty decent”

O’Sullivan will now face Ali Carter in the quarter-finals on Friday at 2pm as they renew their old rivalry

Remarkably, this will be Ronnie’s 14th appearance in the quarterfinals at the Welsh Open as he seeks to win his fifth title and tie John Higgins’ record

Joining the Rocket in the bottom eight are three former world champions, Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy and Mark Williams

Selby beat Masters champion Yan Bingtao 4-2, Williams beat Hossein Vafaei 4-2, and Murphy edged Barry Hawkins 4-3 in a dramatic decisive setting

Stephen Maguire continued his impressive run coming from behind to beat Pang Junxu 4-2, sealing his revenge for his shock loss to the youngster in the British Championship

Jordan Brown is the lowest-ranked quarter-finalist after beating Mark King 4-3 in his third consecutive victory in a tie-breaker

Tom Ford scored an impressive victory over fit Jack Lisowski, beating this season’s World Grand Prix and German Masters finalist 4-3 after ousting Kyren Wilson earlier today

Murphy takes on Maguire, Ford meets Williams and Brown takes on Selby at Celtic Manor on Friday, with the winners returning for the semi-finals on Saturday

12:00 p.m. Shaun Murphy v Stephen Maguire 12:00 p.m. Mark Selby v Jordan Brown 2:00 p.m. Ali Carter v Ronnie O’Sullivan 7:00 p.m. Mark Williams v Tom Ford

Ronnie O’Sullivan, Welsh Open, Zhou Yuelong, Snooker, Mark Williams, Hossein Vafaei, Martin Gould

Ebene News – GB – Ronnie O’Sullivan prepares for Welsh Open quarterback -final while the good run continues

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/18/ronnie-osullivan-sets-up-welsh-open-quarter-final-as-fine-run-continues-14106430/