O Sullivan, Selby, Shaun and Trump Ease Through

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Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump both enjoyed comfortable wins on day two of the Coral English Open in Manchester.

O’Sullivan faced Jimmy Robertson in front of a packed crowd on table one and he provided a quick-fire performance, winning 4-0 in just under an hour. The Rocket made runs of 97, 55, 63 and 66 in the rout.

Trump also produced a strong showing, as he saw off 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty 4-1. The Juddernaught looked to be continuing his good form after winning the European Masters. He made runs of 71, 64, and 56 to charge 3-0 ahead. Despite a contribution of 75 in the fourth frame, Doherty couldn’t overturn the deficit, as Trump ran out a 4-1 winner.

In a repeat of the 2015 China Open final Mark Selby defeated Gary Wilson. On that occasion Selby put on a dominant display, winning 10-2, this match followed a similar course. The World Champion made runs of 69, 47 and 44 during a 4-0 win.

World number 4 Shaun Murphy wasted no time to beat Chen Zhe 4-0 in his first round match. Murphy will lock horns with another Chinese challenger Liang Wenbo in second round encounter. Liang Wenbo crushed Graeme Dott 4-0 in his first round match.

Things weren’t quite as straightforward for John Higgins. He was locked at 2-2 in his match with world number 95 Michael Wild, but found his form at the right time to emerge a 4-2 winner.

In another close match Barry Hawkins beats Jack Lisowski 4-3. Hawkins was ahead in the match by 3-1 but Jack shows good quality of snooker and leveled the match at 3-3. Hawkins took the decider to reach round 2. Mark Davis defeated Tian Pengfei by 4-1 to enter the IInd round.

Dominic Dale was not in his form in round one match and lost to David Grace by 2-4. Andrew Higginson beat Nigel Bond in one of the upset of round one by 4-1.Ricky Walden easily came through his first round match against Robin Hull by 4-1.

Yan Bingtao joined his fellow Chinese player in round two by defeating Sanderson Lam 4-2. Scott Donaldson beats Sean O’Sullivan by 4-2. Mark Allen beats Jamie Curtis-Barrett by 4-1.

Fraser Patrick defeated Zak Surety 4-1 to enter round two and will meet James Wattana in round two. Marco Fu also enters the IInd round by defeating Martin O’Donnell in a close match by 4-3. Tom Ford beats Rory McLeod 4-2 to win his first round match.

Robbie Williams was not good enough against Fergel O’Brien and lost 0-4.In a very nail biting match Allister Carter defeated Luca Brecel 4-3.Ben Woollaston beats Cao Yupeng 4-1 to enter second round. Rod Lawler also qualifies for second round after beating Yu De Lu 4-1.

Mei Xi Wen beats Darryl Hill by 4-1 frames.Neil Robertson easily came through his first round match against Hamza Akbar by 4-1. Duane Jones blanked Mike Dunn in his first round match and wins by 4-0. Noppon Saengkham upsets Michael Georgiou easily by 4-1. Michael Holt also lost his first round match against Xiao Guodong by 1-4.

Anthony McGill easily beats Jamie Cope by 4-2. Rhys Clark gets the walkover from Jamie Jones. Hammad Miah lost to David Gilbert 4-1 in another first round match. Peter Lines also enters the second round by defeating Paul S Davison. He will now meet David Gilbert.

The moment of the day came in the evening session, as Alfie Burden made the first maximum break of his career. Burden made a 147 in the sixth frame against Daniel Wells to force a decider but he lost the decider and bowed out 4-3.