Maguire rocks Rocket

Stephen Maguire triumphed on a re-spotted black in the final frame to see off Ronnie O’Sullivan in the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing yesterday.

The 31-year-old Scot fluked a treble into the middle pocket to seal a 5-4 win in the most dramatic fashion, booking him a semi-final place against Stephen Lee, who beat reigning champion Judd Trump 5-3.

In the evening session, home favourite Ding Junhui comfortably beat Ali Carter 5-2 to advance while Peter Ebdon had to battle his way to a 5-3 win over Neil Robertson to book his own place in the semis.


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