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Billiards World Championships: Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins offer thrilling semi-final duel – Trump clearly on course for the final

In both games it was observed that the relatively slow running table caused problems for the players. Only a few high breaks were played – positional play didn’t work too often.

In the classic between Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins, both players had chances in the early frames, but Higgins made better use of them thanks to his confident play. With a 58-point top break, Higgins took a 3-0 lead as O’Sullivan slammed the cue to the ground in frustration in one scene.

Pure frustration: O’Sullivan thunders the cue on the floor

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Only O’Sullivan’s 70 for 1: 3 just before half-time allowed him to find his way to the match. After the restart, he also dominated the fifth frame. Then, when Higgins played a weak safe in the sixth frame after a failed split, O’Sullivan equalized with a 116.

Thunderous applause in the Crucible: O’Sullivan clears the table completely

The six-time world champion could have taken the lead even later. But his 55 in the seventh frame wasn’t enough. With an energetic switch to pink, Higgins got the 4: 3. O’Sullivan’s second century, a 107, draws.

Century as an end point: O’Sullivan stands up against Higgins

Williams needs to catch up with Trump

Judd Trump and Mark Williams also struggled with the slow table problem. But while Trump fought and fought to get his points, Williams was completely flabbergasted.

Is the table straight? Williams experiments after winning a point

Over and over he tried to get involved with long balls, but they were too inaccurate. A match success rate of just 74 percent speaks volumes.

Williams now have to hope that conditions on Friday will suit them better. Then the two play two sessions. He has to use it for a big race to recover.

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