Kyren Wilson booked his spot in the final tomorrow with a 6-5 deserved victory over Ronnie.
Ronnie lead 2-0 and 4-2, but never looked comfortable in the match. He probably did miss more easy balls today than he had all week. There were moments of brilliance, but overall it was a bad day in office. Kyren Wilson was a lot more reliable, even if he missed a few aswell. But Kyren got better as the match went on, Ronnie got worse.
Ronnie never stopped trying but he looked very unhappy and frustrated, annoyed with himself. Towards the end the belief wasn’t there anymore. Kyren was solid and deserved the win. Good luck to him tomorrow.
This is the match
Ronnie was very honest in his assesment of his own performance
To be honest, as a Ronnie fan, I found it hard to watch. And if it was pressure that caused Ronnie’s collapse, it doesn’t bode well for the Crucible … IF he enters it. Or for the 37th ranking title come to that. Yes, I’m feeling quite dispirited, not because he lost, but because the way he lost.
Anyway … here are some great pictures, thanks to Tai Chengzhe
This result means that although Ronnie is currently 16th on the one year list, should he lose early there are 20 players who could overtake him.
Gary Wilson needs the SF (8000), Tom Ford, Jack Lisowski and Zhou Yuelong need the Final (20000), everyone else down to Ricky Walden need the title (50000).
Ronnie’s participation in the Players Championship is far from certain. And, should he qualify, he’s due to play Judd Trump in the last 16, unless himself goes deep in the Shoot Out.