|2019 Dafabet Masters|
|Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: Thirteen-20 January|
|Coverage: Peek are residing across BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport net set up and cell app.|
Seven-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan eased past Stuart Bingham 6-2 to avoid wasting the quarter-finals of the Masters.
Bingham took a scrappy opener nonetheless O’Sullivan quickly received into his rhythm with breaks of ninety six, 134, 111 and 60 on the manner to 5 frames in a row.
A go of seventy one pulled one relieve for Bingham nonetheless O’Sullivan made sixty six and pinched the eighth on a nervy, re-seen dark to progress and faces Ryan Day next.
In the evening session, 2011 champion Ding Junhui thrashed Jack Lisowski 6-1.
China’s Ding made excessive breaks of 123 and sixty six, while English debutant Lisowski claimed his simplest frame with a go of 60.
Ding will face Luca Brecel in the next round after the Belgian knocked out defending champion Tag Allen on the opening day.
‘I net tired now’ – O’Sullivan
This used to be O’Sullivan first match since a hit a file seventh UK Championship title in York on 9 December and his 19 Triple Crown event triumphs – which comprises five World Championships – is the most of any player.
Though he made a uninteresting commence in the first round against Bingham in London, his two centuries in the match took him to 988 in his profession as he objectives to changed into the first player to 1,000.
Bingham used to be sixty six ahead in what turned out to be the final frame as O’Sullivan potted 4 blacks and a red with five reds to power a re-seen dark and after an exchange of 14 shots, O’Sullivan stroked it in to wade via.
O’Sullivan told BBC TV: “It is onerous to analyse the manner you played nonetheless I attempted to be as professional and disciplined and plan on all my skills. It used to be getting worrying and I used to be relieved to net over the road.
“He appeared admire he used to be getting stronger on the stay. I made a pair of errors, let him in and the sport can punish you in most cases. You contain to set up your foot to the steel and inch as onerous as it is seemingly you’ll possibly well also for as long as it is seemingly you’ll possibly well also.
“I even contain been in 12 finals and simplest gained seven, I will ought to contain gained a pair of more, I even contain thrown a pair of away (from a hit positions).
“I will play for one other 10 years nonetheless I net tired now. I even contain had insomnia for seven years and it catches you out in most cases, I felt with out a doubt tired this day. I used to be not obvious how I would invent nonetheless the adrenaline kicked in and you hit a traipse again nonetheless it kicks in again.”