World Championship 2011 - Day 8 - Dott beats the Captain

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Dott punches the air after the win
After one of the most thrilling matches that we’ve had here on the Crucible this year, Graeme Dott succeeded in winning 13-11 over the Captain Ali Carter to book himself a place intro the quarter-finals.
At the near table, one of the most expected matches of the day, featuring Ronnie O`Sullivan and Shaun Murphy wasn’t shining not even a bit, but it ended in favor of "The Rocket", with a partial 6-2 result.

Great match the one played by the Scotsman Graeme Dott and the Englishman Ali Carter! It couldn’t have been better...well, maybe if we were to have a decider :-)) Anyway it was a terrific performance from both players.
The last session started from "zero" for the boys were all square at eight a piece, Carter being the one who broke the ice winning the first frame, while Dott responded during the very next one to level the score.

Ali Carter fought like a lion for this match
From that 9-9, Dott flew towards 11-9, by hitting in breaks of 95 and 93 (this was a maximum attempt), but Carter was brave enough as to hit in runs of 78 and 104 to bring another "dead" scoreline on board, 11-11.
This time it was a 68 break the one that put the Scotsman in front, while a very trilling frame was going to be played in the next minutes. It could have gone either way, but in the end Dott cleared the table to set the scoreline at 59-52 in his favor and punched the air to express his happiness for winning this hard fought battle.
However another hard one is expecting him, because he is to play Judd Trump in the quarter-finals.

Ronnie O`Sullivan is in the lead
Ronnie O`Sullivan and Shaun Murphy played their first session, a session that didn’t see the very best of the two grand players, still O`Sullivan succeeding in putting his nose in front with a 6-2 lead.
The first three frames were cashed by the Rocket with a top break of 58, while he next two were won by Murphy with a top break of 78 to reduce the gap at his one point.

However the end of the first session was putting Ronnie in front with a 6-2 lead, after the three-time world champion hit in breaks of 76, 75 and 86.