However, the six-time champion’s palm swiftly came down on it. Or so we thought. “You don’t want something flying while you’re down there taking your shot, asking the ref to catch it,” the commentator said.
O’Sullivan and the official chuckled as they shared a brief conversation, and it appeared as though he did not quite catch it before. Therefore, the snooker legend went back to the same spot in which he had spotted the fly and drove his palm down on the table and crushed whatever may have been left of it.
“That’s what is called a killer instinct”, Joe Johnson said on Eurosport commentary. O’Sullivan struggled to find his best form in the match however and dropped a violent miscue during the second session of his quarter-final and cut an out-of-sorts figure despite increasing his advantage to 11-5.
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