2015 Masters - Rocket Ronnie sets new record

17:59:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Ronnie O'Sullivan scored his 776th century break, to overcome Stephen Hendry's record of 775, in the match against Hong Kong's Marco Fu, which he also beat by an excruciating scoreline of 6-1.

As we all know Ronnie set a new target for himself, to reach 1.000 century break as soon as possible, so it's fair to say that his record is actually more of a "776 and counting".

The Rocket fired away from the very first frame, a perfect 101 break producing a genuine riot in Alexandra Palace with the crowd applauding for several minutes, as well as his opponent.

The second frame seemed it would bare the Rocket's signature, but when Ronnie missed a brown down on 51, Marco capitalized with a 48 and 22 clearance to his his first frame of the match. Unfortunately for the 2011 Masters runner-up, it also proved to be his last.

O'Sullivan put his nose back in the lead with a 67 frame hit during frame three, followed by a genuine tactical battle won on the black, for a 3-1 lead at the mid-session interval.

Breaks of 85 and 66 were sure to send Ronnie way ahead of his opponent who just couldn't kill off a frame from a single visit, while runs of 30 and 46 paved his way to the semi-final where will meet up with the winner of tonight's match: Neil Robertson or Ali Carter.

More snooker to come from 7pm. Don't miss it, this is history in the making.