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World Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan dominates opening session against Shaun Murphy

World Championship: O’Sullivan dominates opening session against Murphy
By Eurosport

20/04/2017 at 20:49Updated 20/04/2017 at 23:39

Ronnie O’Sullivan will take a 6-2 lead into the next session against Shaun Murphy after dominating Thursday’s opener at the World Championship.

The Rocket made a fine 128 break – potting the white with his final shot to chalk out a 135 – during a lightning start as he raced into a 5-1 lead.

A scrappy seventh frame saw both players spurn clear opportunities, with Murphy eventually taking it after O’Sullivan missed on the black.

However, O’Sullivan restored his four-frame advantage in the last to remain the clear favourite to reach the quarter-finals.

Video - Shaun Murphy pots outrageous trick shot

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EVENING SESSION

Shaun Murphy 2-6 Ronnie O'Sullivan

1-110, 130-0, 5-75, 7-128 (128), 21-77, 16-84, 64-63, 0-78

Centuries: one.

Video - Ronnie O’Sullivan makes majestic century… until the final shot

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Barry Hawkins 10-3 Tom Ford

67-61, 44-95, 0-95, 65-26, 80-34, 76-0, 132-8 (132), 73-47, 66-6, 5-72, 80-0, 68-67, 64-22

Centuries: one.

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AFTERNOON SESSION

Neil Robertson 10-4 Noppon Saengkham

83-12, 83-6, 90-0, 68-48, 8-77, 113-0 (113), 65-60, 59-25, 62-26, 30-68, 15-65, 74-1, 22-77, 76-0

Centuries: one.

Stuart Bingham 3-5 Kyren Wilson

42-66, 11-89, 38-62, 42-55, 6-70, 76-39, 92-0, 53-18

Centuries: none.

Video - Neil Robertson polishes off 113 break in style

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