Scottish Open 2019 – Ronnie beats Joe Perry in the last 16

Yesterday evening, Ronnie beat Joe Perry by 4-2 to reach the QF stage in Glasgow.

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Ronnie wasn’t quite as strong as he had been in his two previous matches, but still scoring heavily when in the balls. Perry had his chances – he was in first in most frames – but he made too many mistakes, and, usually, one per frame was fatal as Ronnie punished him. Perry’s 139 is at this stage the tournament highest break.

Ronnie will now play Mark Selby in the quarter finals this afternoon.

Here is the report by Worldsnooker:

Rocket Powers Past The Gentleman

Ronnie O’Sullivan came through an entertaining encounter with Joe Perry 4-2 to set up a blockbuster showdown with Mark Selby in the last eight.

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Selby whitewashed Jimmy Robertson 4-0 to progress to tomorrow’s quarter-finals, while the Rocket fired in breaks of 87, 84, 53, 69 and 106 on his way to victory over Perry.

O’Sullivan said: “I enjoyed the game. It was decent free flowing stuff. I am just pleased to be through to the next round.

“I won’t change my game in the quarter-finals. My main priority is to enjoy it and have fun and get the game going how I want it to go. If I can win playing like that great, if not I am not going to allow it to get bogged down. I would rather lose comfortably than lose painfully.”

Big thanks as ever to Tai Chengzhe for these great pictures

Coverage:

The session preview, with Ronnie’s interview:

The session review with Ronnie’s postmatch