World Open: Ronnie O’Sullivan overwhelmed by Hossein Vafaei in final 16

Ronnie O’Sullivan is out of the World Open after a shock defeat by Hossein Vafaei within the final 16 in China.

The world primary took the match to a deciding body with a superb break of 125 within the eighth, which levelled it at 4-4 in Yushan.

However O’Sullivan missed an important black in an exhilarating remaining body, which allowed Vafaei again to the desk to finish a 5-4 victory.

The Iranian will play Ding Jinhui within the final eight.

“He is my hero,” mentioned Vafaei. “Simply enjoying in opposition to O’Sullivan is a dream come true, by no means thoughts profitable.”

Elsewhere, 2019 World Open champion Judd Trump will tackle Kyren Wilson within the quarter-finals after his 5-3 win in opposition to David Lilley.

Trump, the world quantity two, is aiming for his fifth title of the season earlier than subsequent month’s World Championships in Sheffield.

Stephen Maguire was unable to repeat his efficiency in opposition to reigning world champion Luca Brecel within the earlier spherical as he misplaced 5-1 to Barry Hawkins.

Hawkins will tackle Neil Robertson within the quarter-finals after the Australian’s 5-1 win in opposition to Chris Wakelin.

Jackson Web page’s reward for a 5-2 win in opposition to Mark Selby is a tie in opposition to Elliot Slessor, who beat Daniel Wells within the final 16.

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