Sublime Ronnie O’Sullivan coasts into quarters, John Higgins whitewashes Nigel Bond
Ronnie O’Sullivan’s sublime form shows no sign of abating as he beat Mike Dunn 4-0 in the Welsh Open last 16.
The five-times world champion was at his mesmeric best as runs of 84, 69, 117 and 67 saw the Rocket ease into the quarter-final stage after just 51 minutes of play.
The four-time winner of the Welsh Open is yet to drop a frame and faces John Higgins in the next round.
Later in the evening Higgins produced a masterclass of his own to beat Nigel Bond 4-0.
The four-time world champion produced runs of 115, a tournament-high 144 and 65 on his way to dispatching Bond and setting up a sixth showdown of the season with O’Sullivan.
Elsewhere, Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham is through to only a second ranking event quarter-final of his career after he beat Kyren Wilson 4-0.
ROUND 4 RESULTS
- Kyren Wilson 0-4 Noppon Saengkham
- Ronnie O'Sullivan 4-0 Mike Dunn
- Nigel Bond 0-4 John Higgins
- Yu De Lu 4-1 Liang Wenbo
- Matthew Stevens 2-4 Yan Bingtao
- Liam Highfield 3-4 Ian Burns
- John J Astley 2-4 Gary Wilson
- Barry Hawkins 4-2 Martin Gould