Ronnie O’Sullivan beaten by Marco Fu in World Grand Prix round one

Marco Fu delivered breaks of 61, 52 and 66 on his manner to a 4-2 take

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered a shock first-round defeat to Marco Fu on the World Huge Prix.

O’Sullivan, 43, took the first frame with breaks of 68 and 51 however fell 2-1 within the relieve of before levelling with a 77.

The field quantity three regarded command to switch 3-2 up however a mistake used to be punished with a 66 by Fu, who then delivered a 91 shatter to seal a 4-2 victory.

The Hong Kong participant, 41, will face Barry Hawkins, who overcame Wales’ Ryan Day 4-1 within the hole round.

Stuart Bingham and Tag Allen are additionally into the closing 16 in Cheltenham.

Bingham used to be speedily out of the blocks against Zhao Xintong, going two frames up on the relieve of breaks of 131 and 102 before closing out a 4-1 take that can thought him face either Kyren Wilson or Matthew Stevens subsequent.

Allen won 4-2 against Gary Wilson, finishing the competition with a clearance of 78, and can face either Martin O’Donnell or Ali Carter within the 2nd round.

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