Anthony McGill upset reigning champion Ronnie O’Sullivan 13-12 within the World Championship second spherical on Friday, denying him a shot at a record-equalling seventh Crucible title.
World quantity 16 McGill, a dropping semi-finalist on the venue in Sheffield, England in 2020, obtained off to a robust begin and received six of the eight frames within the morning session.
He led 10-6 earlier than 45-year-old O’Sullivan, who received his sixth world title final 12 months, roared again to win 5 frames in a row and go 11-10 up after which 12-11.
However McGill’s very good break of 136 after he obtained a security error from world quantity two O’Sullivan, pressured a decider and the Scot stored his cool to beat his English opponent for the primary time.
“I performed so properly this morning and Ronnie simply performed like Ronnie tonight and I did not step up, however I managed to cease the rot at 11 every,” McGill advised the BBC.
The 30-year-old will now play the winner of the quarter-final between Stuart Bingham and Jamie Jones.
O’Sullivan stated McGill deserved to win, saying “He was unfortunate to lose within the semi-finals final 12 months and if I had misplaced to anyone else I’d be a bit sore however the snooker gods did the proper factor immediately. I’ve to lick my wounds and are available again once more.”
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