John Higgins admitted he had the run of the balls in his win over Ronnie O’Sullivan, but was delighted with how he secured the 6-1 victory to reach the Scottish Open final.
The Scot was a shade below par at the start of the week, but produced some electric snooker to come back and beat David Gilbert in the quarter finals - and carried that momentum into his meeting with O’Sullivan.
He was comfortably the better player, but took his chances that came his way in ruthless fashion.
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“I did get a bit of the run of the balls, some of it was special,” Higgins said in the Eurosport studio. “But you take them as sometimes it goes against you.”

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Higgins felt he gained momentum from rallying from three frames down to beat Gilbert 5-3.
“I think it helped coming back against Dave,” Higgins said. “I felt I was beginning to hit through the ball a lot better, and I took it into today’s game.”
O’Sullivan won the fourth to cut the gap to 3-1 at the interval, and Higgins felt that helped him retain focus.
“I was thinking it is maybe better to be 3-1 than 4-0, as when you go 4-0 you think ‘it’s mine to lose now’ whereas at 3-1 I was focused as if it was a 50-50 game,” Higgins said.
Higgins was critical of the tables after his quarter final, saying they should be re-covered earlier in the tournament, but gave praise to those who redressed the table for the semi-finals.
“Conditions were incredible, so you have to give credit where it is due,” he said. “The table felt perfect and was beautiful to play on.”
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