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Mark Selby edges ahead of O'Sullivan in world championship semi-final

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Rocket trails 9-7 after starting the day 5-3 up Kyren Wilson and Anthony McGill all-square at 8-8 Mark Selby turned the tables on a frustrated Ronnie O'Sullivan as he fought back to take a 9-7 lead in their world championship semi-final. Selby, who had managed to cling to O'Sullivan's coat-tails at 5-3 down by winning the final frame of a difficult first session on Wednesday, took the first four on Thursday afternoon before holding his nerve to win the second and last after the interval for a 6-2 return.
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Ronnie O'Sullivan punches table as World Snooker Championship semi-final goes awry

Ronnie O'Sullivan punches table as World Snooker Championship semi-final goes awry

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Ronnie O'Sullivan did not enjoy Thursday's second session with Mark Selby
Ronnie O'Sullivan was so frustrated during his World Snooker Championship semi-final with Mark Selby that he delivered a punch to the table which echoed round the empty Crucible Theatre.
The Rocket had held a 5-3 lead over Selby going into the second session on Thursday but found himself 8-7 behind in the final frame of the day.
He was in amongst the balls but on a difficult pink which he missed and then showed his anger by punching the side of the table, hard.
The 44-year-old went back to his chair and was forced...
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Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers nightmare session in Mark Selby World Snooker Championship semi-final

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers nightmare session in Mark Selby World Snooker Championship semi-final

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Mark Selby has taken control of his semi-final with Ronnie O'Sullivan
Mark Selby has stormed into the lead in his World Snooker Championship semi-final against Ronnie O'Sullivan moving 9-7 ahead after the second of four sessions.
The Rocket held a 5-3 lead going into the session on Thursday afternoon, but Selby had much the better of the second spell, with four half-centuries, having made none on Wednesday.
Remarkably there have been no centuries over the first 16 frames between two of the best players on the planet, with both still struggling to find their best form.
The slightly scrappy...
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