And that's it, as the difference proves too much for Hendry to combat and O'Sullivan returns to the table to pot enough balls to see him home. Great match.
Hendry S.-O'Sullivan R.
World Open - 24 September 2010
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Well played Ronnie, surely he'll win now.. but no! He's missed a simple red to the bottom-right pocket using the rest! Hendry is back on the table 66-0 behind.
He's a master breaker isn't he? O'Sullivan puts enough screw on the ball to break the pack. Hendry might not get another chance to return to the table now.
That's a huge frame for the Rocket to win. No player has come from 2-0 or 2-1 down to win in this tournament, as nobody seems to be able to handle the pressure of such a quick format. If anyone can do it though, it's Hendry.
The green and the brown are in for O'Sullivan and surely that has to be it for the frame.
Well, O'Sullivan knocked it in, but now we're down to a battle on the green. What a thrilling frame this had been.
We're down to the last red here and it's an absolutely pivotal stage of the match. Whoever knocks it in could and should go on to win the frame.
Nip and tuck this frame, but it looks like O'Sullivan might edge it. He's 51-17 up and at the table... until he misses a simple red! That's not like him at all.
There have been very few errors in this one so far, it's definitely living up to its billing. However, these guys are human as Hendry proves there with a miss to the right-centre pocket.
That's a shame. Hendry misses on the penultimate red to finish on 95. All square.
In goes frame ball.
Don't be surprised if Hendry clears up here and add to that century total of 748. He's on 58 at the moment.
What's happened there? Ronnie either mishits the ball or the table's surface has played tricks on him, as he misses a simple red to the bottom-right pocket. Time for the Ice man to show just how cool he is.
But he won't be adding to it here. He msises on the last red to end a superb break of 93, making it 1-0 to the Rocket.
With a break looking on for Ronnie, here are two stats regarding each player's career number of centuries. O'Sullivan: 605; Hendry: 748. Staggering.
Looks like it's going to be first blood to O'Sullivan. Five reds left here and frame ball has just gone in.
O'Sullivan has taken the mantle here as Hendry leaves a safety just short of where he wants to put it. Ronnie's break stands at 34.
It's a safety exchange to kick things off.