Ronnie O’Sullivan used to be thrashed 6-1 by 17-year-old Yan Bingtao on the International Open in Daqing, China.
The five-time global champion, who received the English Open every week in the past, didn’t pot a ball in the general 4 frames of his first-round loss.
“Yan played fantastically well. Maybe only Stephen Hendry and John Higgins have played that well against me before,” stated England’s O’Sullivan.
“I didn’t do that much wrong apart from missing a couple of balls.”
The global quantity 9 added: “If Yan plays like that he’ll be very difficult to beat in this tournament. If he can play like that consistently he’ll win a lot of tournaments.”
China’s Bingtao, ranked 53rd in the sector, stated: “I carried out higher than I believed I’d.
“I believe I will beat any person, however I want to be calm and mature. I discovered so much from my first yr as a professional, and I want to be in regulate and to be constant. I may beat a best 16 participant after which lose the following fit.”
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