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English Open: O'Sullivan sets up Round 3 tie despite Kebab 'mishap'

He’s only gone and Doner again

The 2017 English Open Winner Ronnie O’Sullivan was in threat of missing his second-round clash yesterday with Michael Georgiou after a timing ‘mishap’ which saw him eating a Kebab moments before he was supposed to Break off.

The Rocket was set to take to the Marshall Arena following the result of the earlier match up between Murphy and O’Connor. However, O’Sullivan wasn’t his usual prepared self as he claimed,

"I was having something to eat and it was like 4-2 [between Murphy and O'Connor] and I just had to rush over," the 2017 champion, told Eurosport. "I had seven minutes to get ready and come in and was obviously a bit rushed.”

This resulted in a slow and shaky start in the opening frame which saw Georgiou take the opening frame. But as the former number one found his rhythm the tie swung away from Georgiou who failed to register a single point for the remainder of the match.

A convincing win in the end sent O’Sullivan to round 3 where he will face Anthony Hamilton.

Elsewhere English Open holder and world number one, Judd Trump, made his way to Round 4 on Wednesday night with a 4-1 win against Steven Hallworth. The 2020 champion faces stiff competition with World number four Neil Robertson also making it to that stage having lost just 2 frames on his way.

A special mention to Paul Deaville! The 17-year-old from Blackpool is guaranteed £7,500 in prize money at the English Open after beating Zhao Xintong in a decider. He'll face Mark King in the last 16, what a tournament the young man is having. Can he cause another upset?

The final few days are set to take place this week with the culmination of the final on Sunday at Marshall Arena, Stadium MK with tickets still available to be purchased from our box office

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