Luca Brecel reaches the Remaining on the 2023 Shanghai Masters
19 September 2023
The 2023 Shanghai Masters was performed on the Grand Stage in Shanghai, from 11 to 17 September 2023. The distinguished invitational match featured solely 24 gamers and all 4 Grove gamers featured in that elite group. Ronnie O’Sullivan was the defending champion.
The primary spherical noticed twelve professionals and 4 Chinese language wildcards compete to achieve the “final 16″ spherical. Ding was concerned in that spherical and he beat Si Jishui by 6-2. This was Ding’s first match of the season.
Within the final 16, Ding and Neil Robertson confronted one another, Neil prevailing by 6-5. Mark Selby additionally wanted a deciding body to beat Hossein Vafaei. Luca Brecel, who was additionally enjoying his first skilled match of the season, bought the higher of Mark Williams by 6-4.
The quarter-finals proved to be a better spherical for the three remaining Grove gamers: Mark Selby beat Judd Trump by 6-1, Neil Robertson bought the higher of Fan Zhengyi by the identical rating and Luca Brecel progressed with a 6-3 win over Robert Milkins.
Three of the 4 gamers concerned within the semi-finals had been Grove gamers. Not dangerous! The semi-finals had been performed over a best-of-19-frames format. Luca beat Neil by 10-7, and, the World #1, Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Mark by the identical rating.
The Remaining between Luca and Ronnie was performed over a best-of-21-frames format. Luca had overwhelmed Ronnie on the Crucible final April. This time it was Ronnie who prevailed by 11-9.