Scottish Open: Ronnie O’Sullivan out as John Higgins struggles

Gary Wilson led from the front to beat world number one in Edinburgh

Ronnie O’Sullivan is out of the Scottish Open after a shock third-round loss to Gary Wilson in Edinburgh.

The world number one came from behind level three times but Wilson, ranked 32nd, kept his composure to make it 4-3 with a break of 73 in the decider.

Wilson, 37, has never made it past the semis on tour and will next meet Hossein Vafaei or Yan Bingtao.

“I felt like I didn’t have much to lose because I’ve been in that situation a bit,” Wilson told Eurosport.

“I just tried to stay as calm as possible, in the moment.”

Mark Selby, champion in 2019 and 2020, beat Robert Milkins 4-1, making breaks of 114 and 123 along the way.

Judd Trump and Neil Robertson also stood out with the same margin of victory, against Jamie Clarke and Joe Perry respectively.

In the previous session, John Higgins had to dig deep to avoid an upset, winning a decisive final frame over China’s Cao Yupeng to reach the third round.

A runner-up in this event for the third time last year, Higgins led 2-0 before trailing 3-2 at world number 58.

Higgins, a four-time world champion, leveled with a break of 70 and a break of 55 helped clinch the game.

The Scot will next face Jamie Jones, who beat three centuries in a 4-0 win over Chen Zifan.

UK Champion Mark Allen beat England’s Martin Gould 4-2, with breaks of two centuries.

The Northern Irishman, who is aiming for a third consecutive title, will face Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh on Thursday.

In an all-Scottish battle, Anthony McGill prevailed 4-3 against Scott Donaldson.

Stephen Maguire had few problems in a 4-1 triumph over Ashley Hugill, but there was homegrown disappointment for Fraser Patrick, who lost 4-3 to Sam Craigie.


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