Published: 12:47, January 10, 2023 | Updated: 12:47, January 10, 2023
O'Sullivan cruises into snooker Masters quarters
By Xinhua

England's Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against England's Judd Trump during the final session of their World Championship Snooker final match at The Crucible in Sheffield, England on May 2, 2022. (OLI SCARFF / AFP)

LONDON - World No 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan outplayed Belgium's Luca Brecel 6-1 to cruise into the quarterfinals of snooker's Masters on Monday.

"I gave everything 100 percent today, played my game and hoped to get a result," O'Sullivan was quoted as saying by the World Snooker Tour website. "It is never guaranteed but it went my way today."

The 47-year-old will now play the winner between Mark Williams and David Gilbert.

Later on Monday, veteran John Higgins was knocked out of the invitational tournament by Jack Lisowski.

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Lisowski, 31, had failed in the first round in his previous three appearances at the Masters, but defeated Higgins 6-3 this time to set up a quarterfinal clash with Iranian debutant Hossein Vafaei, who had stunned world No. 2 Mark Selby 6-2 on Sunda