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Sublime Ronnie O’Sullivan coasts into quarters, John Higgins whitewashes Nigel Bond

Sublime O’Sullivan coasts into quarters, Higgins whitewashes Bond

01/03/2018 at 22:32Updated 02/03/2018 at 07:54

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s sublime form shows no sign of abating as he beat Mike Dunn 4-0 in the Welsh Open last 16.

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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.

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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.

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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
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