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The Rocket crashes out

This year’s World Snooker Championships is shaping up to be one of greatest we’ve ever seen. Not only have we had the magnificent run of Steve Davis to the quarter finals, we’ve also had some thrilling last frame wins, like Graham Dott’s yesterday, and some truly exceptional snooker.

Case in point was yesterday’s magic clash between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby, which finished in Selby’s favour after a remarkable fight back that was possibly even better than the one he performed to take the Masters final away from The Rocket. Selby was 9-5 down at one point, but won eight of the remaining ten frames to win the match. O’Sullivan was off the boil, but it was still a fantastic show of grit from the men they always call The Jester from Leicester.

‘For the majority of the match, I didn't play well,’ he said afterwards. ‘I struggled. But I always thought I will have every chance - take one frame at the time and you never know.

‘All I ever wanted to do is win the world championship. I will keep concentrating on my own game and go into the semi-final and give it my all. It's the greatest moment of my career'.

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