Ding Junhui holds his nerve for "greatest win of career" against idol Ronnie O'Sullivan

An emotional Ding Junhui broke down in tears on the shoulder of opponent, friend and idol Ronnie O'Sullivan as he compiled a mesmerising 13-10 victory to reach the 2017 World Championship semi-finals. Ding defeats O'Sullivan for the first time in a decade Ding went into the final session as the favourite after establishing a 10-6 overnight advantage. Yet if anyone was able to turn the contest around it was five-time World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan who has shown splurges of great form over the past week and a half. The Rocket immediately set about his business as he won the opening two frames, producing a break of 97 in frame 18. Ding responded with 69 to take a step closer to victory, only for O'Sullivan to formulate a quite remarkable compilation. The enigma grinned his way to an astonishing tournament-high 146 break to put the man from China on the ropes at the mid-session...
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