RONNIE O’Sullivan stands just four frames away from being crowned the Champion of Champions for a second consecutive year after a sensational performance saw him earn a 6-3 advantage against Judd Trump.
The Rocket was in blistering form in the afternoon session hitting three majestic centuries and four more breaks of 50+ to give him control of the final – which resumes at 7pm.
Trump did well to take three frames off a determined and sometimes unstoppable O’Sullivan but has been left with it all to do tonight if he is to go home with the trophy and £100,000 top prize.
Following his superb finish in his semi-final win over Ding Junhui, O’Sullivan launched into action straight away as a superb break of 137 punished a weak safety from Trump.
And more blistering snooker was to come his way in the second frame as a quick-fire break of 78 doubled his lead to 2-0 within the first 30 minutes of the contest.
Trump began to settle into the match from the third frame as breaks of 39 and 30 got him off the mark before he levelled the scores up at 2-2, winning the fourth frame on the colours after O’Sullivan left the final yellow on for his opponent.
O’Sullivan regained the lead after the mid-session interval with breaks of 50 and 87 before another brilliant break of 80 restored his two-frame lead at 4-2.
Trump pulled a frame back with a run of 58 but O’Sullivan returned to majestic full flow in the next two frames as breaks of 139 and then a faultless 134 handed him a three-frame lead.
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