2015 German Masters Day 2 - Revived Ronnie gets into winning mode

01:26:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

The Rocket aiming for victory
A more diverse snooker menu was presented during the second day of the German Masters, as defending champion Ding Junhui felt short in retaining his title (surely enough Ryan Day had something to do with that too), a more revived O'Sullivan and Robertson graced us with their presence, while two more whitewashes have been recorded. 

And that's just the intro part.

Ronnie O'Sullivan met the player who just a few days ago beat him in the Championship League Group Five, Mr Dark Mavis (or Mark Davis for the perfectionists), only this time history refused to repeat itself.

Despite the fact that Davis started the match with a beautiful 110 clearance, Ronnie turned the snooker affair into a pretty much one-way traffic, as he hit in breaks of 93, 51, 68, 62 and 110 to win by 5-1.

Dark Mavis returns home
After the match "The Rocket" admitted to enjoying his snooker, thus feeling more comfortable when on the green baize than during the Masters.

O'Sullivan will face Joe Perry in the next round, "The Gentleman" booking his spot after a terrific 5-0 victory obtained in front of Jimmy Robertson, and sustained by breaks like 76, 41 and 63.

Defending champion, Ding Junhui suffered a very early exit, his day being shadowed by Ryan Day (too much?) the final scoreline of 5-4 suggesting just how close this battle was.

The lads went on hand in hand, sharing frames, on a pretty scrappy road, the decider being won by Ryan with a spectacular 82 break.

Is the Thunder from Down Under back?
A very entertaining match was the one between Mark Allen and Mark Williams, with the first named player on the victory seat after a 5-2 scoreline.

Allen practically flew at 3-0 up using just a top break of 87, Williams managing to clinch a frame just before the interval started.

The Northern Ireland player got one more frame into the bag after the mini-break, while Williams struggled to keep the match alive with a break of 58 to trail 4-2. But despite the Welshman's efforts, Allen sealed a well-deserved victory during the following frame.

The recently crowned Masters champion, Shaun Murphy beat Michael Wasley 5-1, while the Chinese clash between Li Hang and Liang Wenbo was won by the last named player by the same scoreline.

Xiao - doomed to stay in his seat
The evening session had the match featuring the names of Neil Robertson and Xiao Guodong in the spot-light, the Aussie proving to have regained his form and knocking down his opponent by a scoreline that says it all: 5-0.

Robertson's second whitewash of the tournament (the first one was over Fergal O'Brien) was concluded with breaks of 68, 67, 50, 68 and 34.

The 2010 world champion will meet up with Stephen Maguire in the quarter-finals, the Scottish player gaining his spot after beating Mark King 5-2 (breaks of 107, 119, 74 and 73 were included in the winning package).

Judd Trump found no difficulty into booking himself a place in quarter-finals as he hammered Martin Gould by 5-1, now having to face Mark Selby who applied the same treatment on Peter Ebdon with a bit of help from breaks like 126 and 62.

Friday's match schedule looks something like this:

(17) Ryan Day v. Alfie Burden
(18) Liang Wenbo v. Stuart Bingham
(19) Mark Allen v. Shaun Murphy
(20) Joe Perry v. Ronnie O'Sullivan

winner of match 17 v. winner of match 18
winner of match 19 v. winner of match 20
Neil Robertson v. Stephen Maguire
Judd Trump v. Mark Selby

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