One-way. Despite a fourth session in diesel mode from start to finish, Ronnie O’Sullivan provided the essentials and completed his demonstration against John Higgins, his friend from the “class of 92”, John Higgins. Failing to be brilliant, the six-time world champion did not force to get his ticket to the final (17-11).
The challenge was too big, far too big for John Higgins. The “Wizard of Wishaw” failed to find the formula to completely turn the tide. The Scot still managed to snatch two frames in this final session. In vain.
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Ronnie O’Sullivan had already done a very, very large part of the work. Imperial on Friday, The Rocket was able to get rid of a few attempts at resistance from the Scot this Saturday evening. If he wanted to finish the job quickly, the six-time world champion made some fairly unprecedented mistakes in this semi-final.
But the rebellion was far too timid and late from the very frustrated Wishaw Wizard at the Eurosport microphone after the match. “It was very frustrating. The result is pitiful, I really struggled. I’m really disappointed with the way I played. I really outwitted against Ronnie…“
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The Scot will have had the merit of “stinging” his opponent of the day, especially during a 27th frame where he signed some beautiful long-distance pockets. While pushing the English to the fault. The damage was done, however.
O’Sullivan finished with an 83 break in the final set to deliver a highly explosive final against Judd Trump. The two men have not faced each other at the World Championship since their semi-final in 2013, won by The Rocket. Long live Sunday!
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