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Sport Ronnie O'Sullivan survives scare to reach last eight in UK Championship

02:40  08 december  2017
02:40  08 december  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

Ronnie O’Sullivan claims sixth UK Championship title and earns share of records

  Ronnie O’Sullivan claims sixth UK Championship title and earns share of records O’Sullivan equals Steve Davis’ record for the most triumphs at this event . And O’Sullivan also hauled himself level with Stephen Hendry’s all-time record haul of 18 titles at the sport’s Triple Crown majors, which are made up of the UK Championship, World Championship and Masters.There is no sign of the Rocket slowing down, unlike Hendry and Davis who by this stage in their careers had entered a steep decline.Murphy hailed O’Sullivan as “the greatest”.

Ronnie O ' Sullivan survived a major scare to edge out world number 84 Sunny Akani 6-5 in the UK Championship . "He had chances and didn't take them." Mark Joyce saw off Lyu Haotian 6-4 to book a last - eight showdown with Wales' Ryan Day.

^ " O ' Sullivan survives scare ". Eurosport UK . 19 April 2010. ^ "International Championship : John Higgins through to last eight but Ronnie O ' Sullivan out". ^ " UK Snooker Championship 2017: Ronnie O ' Sullivan recovers to reach quarter-finals".

Ronnie O'Sullivan made it to the last eight in the UK Championship: Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Twelve - Crucible Theatre © PA WIRE Betfred Snooker World Championships 2017 - Day Twelve - Crucible Theatre

Ronnie O'Sullivan survived a major scare to edge out world number 84 Sunny Akani 6-5 in the UK Championship.

Five-time tournament winner O'Sullivan squeezed home in the deciding frame, after Akani blew the chance to wrap up victory when leading 5-4.

O'Sullivan will now meet Martin Gould in the quarter-finals, and will doubtless be relieved to have prevailed over Thailand's 22-year-old Akani, who led 2-0, 4-2 and 5-4 in an enthralling encounter.

Five-time world champion O'Sullivan remains on course for yet another title at the York Barbican, but must clearly sharpen up after a patchy effort on Thursday night.

The 2008 tournament winner Shaun Murphy stormed past Ricky Walden 6-1, to book a quarter-final against Mark King.

"On another day it could have been closer," Murphy told the BBC.

"It was a bit tighter than the score suggests. I picked up a few of his crumbs.

“He had chances and didn't take them."

Mark Joyce saw off Lyu Haotian 6-4 to book a last-eight showdown with Wales' Ryan Day.

Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out of Northern Ireland Open by Elliot Slessor .
Ronnie O'Sullivan saw his hopes of snooker's first £1million jackpot end with a shock defeat at the Northern Ireland Open to world number 82 Elliot Slessor.Ronnie O'Sullivan saw his hopes of snooker's first £1million jackpot end with a shock defeat at the Northern Ireland Open to world number 82 Elliot Slessor.

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