Mark Williams knocks out his nemesis Ronnie O’Sullivan in Masters thriller

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  • Williams fights back and faces Lisowski in semi-final
  • First victory for Welshman over the Rocket for eight years

Mark Williams ended an eight-year wait for victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan by storming back from a three-frame deficit to win 6-5 and reach the semi-finals of the Masters. There he will play Jack Lisowski after the Englishman’s 6-4 victory over Hossein Vafaei.

Williams’s hopes of beating the seven-time Masters champion seemed distant as O’Sullivan surged into a 3-0 lead at Alexandra Palace. However, the Welshman – who clawed his way back into the contest with a tournament-best break of 143 – won three successive frames to lead 5-4 and then held his nerve with another century in the decider.

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