Hellraiser Luca Brecel rocks Ronnie O’Sullivan to reach World Snooker semis

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  • Belgian to meet Si Jiahui after shocking champion
  • Brecel says he got ‘drunk as hell’ after previous victory

The seven-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan crashed out of the World Snooker Championship with a 13-10 defeat by Luca Brecel, who revealed he got “drunk as hell” and was out all night on the eve of the quarter-final.

O’Sullivan, resuming 10-6 ahead, lost seven successive frames as Brecel reached the last four in extraordinary circumstances. The defending champion failed to make a single break over 30 as the Belgian moved into the semi-finals, where he will meet the Chinese debutant Si Jiahui, who defeated Anthony McGill in a late night thriller that finished just before midnight. Si, the world No 80, prevailed 13-12 after a tense final frame, to follow his victories over Shaun Murphy and Robert Milkins.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/apr/26/luca-brecel-rocks-ronnie-osullivan-to-reach-world-snooker-semis under the title “Hellraiser Luca Brecel rocks Ronnie O’Sullivan to reach World Snooker semis”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.