|2019 Dafabet Masters|
|Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Dates: 13-20 January|
|Protection: Watch dwell throughout BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Purple Button, Linked TV, the BBC Sport web site and cellular app.|
Seven-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan eased previous Stuart Bingham 6-2 to achieve the quarter-finals of the Masters.
Bingham took a scrappy opener however O’Sullivan quickly acquired into his rhythm with breaks of 96, 134, 111 and 60 on the best way to 5 frames in a row.
A run of 71 pulled one again for Bingham however O’Sullivan made 66 and pinched the eighth on a nervy, re-spotted black to progress and faces Ryan Day subsequent.
China’s Ding Junhui faces debutant Jack Lisowski within the night session.
This was O’Sullivan first match since profitable a record seventh UK Championship title in York on 9 December and his 19 Triple Crown occasion triumphs – which incorporates 5 World Championships – is probably the most of any participant.
Although he made a gradual begin within the first spherical towards Bingham in London, his two centuries within the match took him to 988 in his profession as he goals to develop into the primary participant to 1,000.
Bingham was 66 forward in what turned out to be the final body as O’Sullivan potted 4 blacks and a pink with 5 reds to drive a re-spotted black and after an trade of 14 photographs, O’Sullivan stroked it in to undergo.
O’Sullivan advised BBC TV: “It’s laborious to analyse the way you performed however I attempted to be as skilled and disciplined and draw on all my expertise. It was getting tense and I used to be relieved to recover from the road.
“He seemed like he was getting stronger on the finish. I made a couple of errors, let him in and the sport can punish you typically. You need to put your foot to the metallic and go as laborious as you’ll be able to for so long as you’ll be able to.
“I’ve been in 12 finals and solely received seven, I ought to have received a couple of extra, I’ve thrown a couple of away (from profitable positions).
“I can play for an additional 10 years however I get drained now. I’ve had insomnia for seven years and it catches you out typically, I felt actually drained in the present day. I used to be unsure how I might do however the adrenaline kicked in and also you hit a droop once more but it surely kicks in once more.”