Seven-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan thrashed 6-0 by Ding Junhui at UK Championship. Check out his uk championship and whitewash here.

Ronnie OSullivan : UK championship | Whitewash

Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan is an English professional snooker player who is the current world champion and world number one.

Ronnie OSullivan : UK championship | Whitewash

Born 5 December 1975 (age 46)
Wordsley, West Midlands, England
Sport country  England
Nickname The Rocket
Professional 1992–present

Widely recognised as one of the most talented and accomplished players in the sport’s history, he has won the World Snooker Championship seven times, a modern-era record he holds jointly with Stephen Hendry.

He has won a record seven Masters and a record seven UK Championship titles for a total of 21 Triple Crown titles, the most achieved by any player.

He holds the record for the most ranking titles, with 39, and has been world number one on multiple occasions.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan crashed out of the UK Championship quarter-finals in York after being thrashed 6-0 by Ding Junhui. World No 1 O’Sullivan was whitewashed in a triple crown event for the first time in his 30-year career and scored just four points in the final four frames.

Ronnie OSullivan : UK championship | Whitewash

The 46-year-old, who has won the UK title seven times, said: “It’s great to see Ding play well. He’s a class act. Afterwards I just said to him: ‘You played great, go and win it, get the job done.’ I think we’re all Ding fans.

“Some days you play and it goes great and some days it doesn’t. It was just one of those days, what can you do? Thirty years I’ve been at this game, I’ve taken a few knocks along the way.”

Ding punished O’Sullivan for several mistakes in the opening two close-fought frames and from 2-0 up, the Chinese world No 38 never looked back.

The 35-year-old compiled successive breaks of 88, 94, 87 and 131 in each of the next four frames to edge closer to the £250,000 winner’s prize and his fourth UK crown after winning the event in 2005, 2009 and 2019.

The result ranks as one of the biggest shocks in the sport for many years. Ding, who has won 14 ranking titles, has slid down the rankings since that triumph three years ago and has seen his compatriots Yan Bingtao and Zhao Xintong win triple crown events.

Ronnie OSullivan : UK championship | Whitewash

Ding will play Tom Ford in Saturday afternoon’s semi-final after the world No 32 beat Joe Perry 6-4 in his quarter-final. Perry, who won the Welsh Open in March, had breaks of 101, 70 and 66 but Ford had runs of 103, 86, 66, 62 and a match-winning 52 to reach the UK semi-final for the second time.


Ronnie O’Sullivan was whitewashed in a Triple Crown event for the first time as he lost 6-0 to Ding Junhui in the UK Championship quarter-finals.

World champion O’Sullivan, 46, had been favourite to win the tournament in York for an eighth time but never fired after a tight opening two frames.

The Englishman only scored four points in the next four frames as three-time UK Championship winner Ding dominated.

Ronnie OSullivan : UK championship | Whitewash

“Ding’s a class act and I’d like to see him go and win now,” said O’Sullivan.

China’s Ding sealed his place in the semi-finals with a 131 break having earlier compiled runs of 94, 87 and 87. He will meet Tom Ford after the world number 32 overcame Joe Perry 6-4.

Jack Lisowski is also through to the semi-finals after beating former world champion Shaun Murphy 6-1.

He will meet Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen, who came back from 4-2 down to beat Sam Craigie 6-4.

Earlier in the week, O’Sullivan had said he was under no pressure and snooker was “insignificant” to him, comments which were criticised by fellow quarter-finalist Murphy.

O’Sullivan, who has won 21 Triple Crown events in all – with seven victories also in the world championship and Masters, did not appear overly concerned by the scoreline against qualifier Ding.

“I’ve been in this game 30 years and taken some knocks along the way. Like I said, it doesn’t matter to me.

Ronnie OSullivan : UK championship | Whitewash

“Some days you play and it goes great and some days it doesn’t. It was just one of those days, what can you do?”

The result continued a run of shocks in the tournament, and means none of the top 10 seeds will be in the semi-finals.

By Rishabh

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