Ronnie O'Sullivan progresses to World Championship quarter-finals

He beat Shaun Murphy 13-7

BY Simon Maguire 14:30 Saturday 22 April 2017, 14:30 22 Apr 2017

Picture by: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

Former World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Championships in Sheffield after beating Shaun Murphy 13-7 at the Crucible.

O'Sullivan needed only three frames on Saturday after holding a 10-6 lead overnight. He now progresses to the last eight for the 18th time in his career.

A dejected Shaun Murphy. Picture by: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

Speaking to the BBC afterwards, the victorious Englishman said: "I have practised for this tournament - given it six to seven weeks - but it does not necessarily mean you are going to play well. I have put my work in and hope to get stronger each match. I don't pay attention to what anybody says.

"I come here, get into my own cocoon, and do what I have to do. It is a long slog, hard mentally, especially for me but you just have to try your best."

O'Sullivan will now progress to face either Ding Junhui or Liang Wenbo. 

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