It will go down as one of the biggest shocks in snooker history, amateur player James Cahill has beaten world number one and tournament favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-8.
Cahill stunned Ronnie O’Sullivan in their first-round match at the 2019 World Snooker Championship, he laid most of the way but it looked like O’Sullivan was going to take a 9-8 lead but he missed the pink off his spot and hand Cahill a 9-8 lead.
O’Sullivan trailed 5-4 overnight and the increasingly rattled world number one slipped 8-5 behind, missing countless simple chances against the 23-year-old qualifier.
A jaded-looking O’Sullivan then somehow found some form, scoring breaks of 104 and 89 to level.
But Cahill, who does not even have a world ranking, showed remarkable composure under pressure to get over the line.
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