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Ronnie O'Sullivan return ends in defeat to Michael Holt

O'Sullivan return ends in defeat to Holt
By Eurosport

22/09/2016 at 18:00

Ronnie O'Sullivan suffered a 5-2 defeat to Michael Holt in the second round of the Shanghai Masters - his first tournament since the World Championship in April.

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O'Sullivan, playing his second competitive match since his Crucible defeat to Barry Hawkins in April, was a 5-4 winner over Liang Wenbo in the first round, but could not reproduce his winning form against Holt, who trailed 2-1 before winning four straight frames to progress.

Holt made breaks of 120, 57 and 64 to progress to the quarter-finals with O'Sullivan enjoying modest runs of 64 and 55.

Judd Trump lost 5-3 to Michael White after leading 2-0 while John Higgins went down 5-2 to Ali Carter and 2015 world champion Stuart Bingham overpowered David Gilbert by the same score.

Shanghai Masters second round results

Stuart Carrington 3-5 Mark Selby

Ryan Day 5-2 Mei Xi Wen

Barry Hawkins 3-5 Stephen Maguire

Stuart Bingham 5-2 David Gilbert

Ding Junhui 5-2 Mark Allen

Michael Holt 5-2 Ronnie O'Sullivan

Video - Ronnie O'Sullivan almost snaps cue

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Ali Carter 5-2 John Higgins

Quarter-final draw

Friday

Afternoon (7:30am BST)

Stuart Bingham v Ali Carter

Ryan Day v Mark Selby

Evening (12:30pm BST)

Michael Holt v Ding Junhui

Michael White v Stephen Maguire

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