The Masters 2016 as it goes … Day 7

It was semi finals Saturday in Alexandra Palace.

In the afternoon match a very solid Barry Hawkins beat the favourite, Judd Trump, by 6-4. Barry had never before this year won a match at the Masters and is absolutely thrilled to play in the final today.

The evening match was a bit strange as Ronnie O’Sullivan mixed sheer brilliance and unexpected errors in beating the World Champion Stuart Bingham by 6-3. Ronnie was very unhappy with his form after the match and said he felt embarrassed. Only the crowd helped him not to throw the towel at times. He will need to play much better against Barry Hawkins if he wants to secure a sixth Master title. It was Ronnie’s 62th match at the Masters, a record, and today will be his 11th final in 22 appearances. Some tally!

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As usual cuetracker.net provides all the scores and details about the matches.