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O’Sullivan and Trump Ease Through
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump both enjoyed comfortable wins on day two of the Coral English Open in Manchester.
O’Sullivan faced Jimmy Robertson in front of a packed crowd on table one and he provided a quick-fire performance, winning 4-0 in just under an hour. The Rocket made runs of 97, 55, 63 and 66 in the rout.
Afterwards he heaped praise on his opponent in last Sunday’s European Masters Final, Judd Trump.
O’Sullivan said: “I think Judd is a super talented player. I’ve practiced with him and played quite a lot. He can play shots nobody else can play. I think he will become the best player in the world in maybe two or three years’ time.”
Trump also produced a strong showing, as he saw off 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty 4-1. The Juddernaught looked to be continuing his good form after winning the European Masters. He made runs of 71, 64, and 56 to charge 3-0 ahead. Despite a contribution of 75 in the fourth frame, Doherty couldn’t overturn the deficit, as Trump ran out a 4-1 winner.
In a repeat of the 2015 China Open final Mark Selby defeated Gary Wilson. On that occasion Selby put on a dominant display, winning 10-2, this match followed a similar course. The World Champion made runs of 69, 47 and 44 during a 4-0 win.
Things weren’t quite as straightforward for John Higgins. He was locked at 2-2 in his match with world number 95 Michael Wild, but found his form at the right time to emerge a 4-2 winner.