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World Championship, Anthony Mcgill

Snooker-McGill eliminates title holder O'Sullivan at World Championship

Snooker-McGill eliminates title holder O'Sullivan at World Championship

24/4/2021 3:24:00 AM

Snooker-McGill eliminates title holder O'Sullivan at World Championship

Anthony McGill upset reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-12 in the World Championship second round on Friday, denying him a shot at a ...

SportAnthony McGill upset reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-12 in the World Championship second round on Friday, denying him a shot at a record-equalling seventh Crucible title.FILE PHOTO: Snooker - Betway UK Championship - York Barbican - 24/11/15 Anthony McGill in action during his first round match PHOTO: Reuters/ Action Images / Craig Brough Livepic

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24 Apr 2021 07:55AMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: Anthony McGill upset reigning champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-12 in the World Championship second round on Friday, denying him a shot at a record-equalling seventh Crucible title.World number 16 McGill, a losing semi-finalist at the venue in Sheffield, England in 2020, got off to a strong start and won six of the eight frames in the morning session.

AdvertisementAdvertisementHe led 10-6 before 45-year-old O'Sullivan, who won his sixth world title last year, roared back to win five frames in a row and go 11-10 up and then 12-11.But McGill's superb break of 136 after he got a safety error from world number two O'Sullivan, forced a decider and the Scot kept his cool to beat his English opponent for the first time. headtopics.com

"I played so well this morning and Ronnie just played like Ronnie tonight and I didn't step up, but I managed to stop the rot at 11 each," McGill told the BBC.The 30-year-old will now play the winner of the quarter-final between Stuart Bingham and Jamie Jones.

AdvertisementAdvertisementO'Sullivan said McGill deserved to win, saying"He was unlucky to lose in the semi-finals last year and if I had lost to anybody else I would be a bit sore but the snooker gods did the right thing today. I have to lick my wounds and come back again."

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris) Read more: CNA »

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