Ronnie beat Graeme Dott by 5-0 in no time at all this evening (afternoon in Europe). The first frame saw both players struggle and there were many errors on both sides. But Ronnie took it and from there it was one way traffic!
Saturday 19 Aug 2017 02:52PM
Ronnie O’Sullivan needed less than an hour to beat Graeme Dott 5-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the Evergrande China Championship in Guangzhou.
O’Sullivan fired breaks of 78, 75, 62 and 139 as he won in 59 minutes to book a meeting with Luca Brecel.
“It was a very good crowd, they come here for entertainment and I want to put a smile on people’s faces,” said O’Sullivan, chasing his first ranking title in 18 months. “It’s important for me to show people what I can do. I play to enjoy it and hopefully everyone else does. I like to play quickly, make breaks and play the first shot I see without thinking too much. When I do that I enjoy the moment and forget about everything else. Now the match is over I am happy to have won.
“I want to play the way that allows me to enjoy the game, and tomorrow will be the same.”
Thanks to Tai Chengze for more great images
And you can enjoy the match (again) here: