Despite a torrid year plagued with poor health and personal troubles, Ronnie O’Sullivan is proving yet again why you can never write him off. Currently in a match with Welshman Matt Stevens, Ronnie leads 11-5 and looks to have one foot in the final already.
O’Sullivan is arguably the most controversial player of the modern era but there is no denying his talent, composure and ability to entertain. The three-time world champion has had one of the more difficult routes to the semi-final having met previous winners Peter Ebdon and Mark Williams along with Aussie potting maestro Neil Robertson before facing Matt Stevens.
‘The Rocket’ has signalled his intent to secure his fourth world title by heading the leader board for century breaks with eight so far in the tournament and with great potting percentages. So far against Steven’s he is potting at a success rate of ninety-four percent and a safety success of ninety-one percent. It looks like an almost impossible task for Matt Stevens to break this dominance.
If Ronnie does make it to the final it looks like he could face Ali Carter who is currently leading Stephen Maguire 14-10 however with Maguire having taken the last three frames of the previous session you would be rather foolhardy to write him off so soon.