Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers shock Crucible defeat to amateur James Cahill

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• World No 1 loses 10-8 in World Championship first round
• Cahill, 23, is first amateur to play at the tournament

Ronnie O’Sullivan has suffered one of the all-time sporting shocks after being beaten by James Cahill, the first amateur to play at the World Championship, at the Crucible on Tuesday afternoon.

The world No 1 lost 10-8 having trailed 5-4 after the opening session of their first-round match in Sheffield. The five-times champion had looked out of sorts but rallied upon his return to the table and tied the match at 8-8 after producing a break of 89. But Cahill, the 23-year-old from Blackpool whose highest world ranking is 76th, kept his nerve to win the final two frames.

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Written by Guardian sport
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