Ronnie O’Sullivan survives unexpected Ken Doherty scare
O’Sullivan was 3-0 and 4-1 down to Irishman Ken Doherty at UK Championship in York
Ronnie O’Sullivan on his way to winning his second round match against Ken Doherty at The York Barbican. Photograph: PA
Tournament favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan survived an unexpected scare before continuing the defence of his UK Championship title in York.
O’Sullivan was 3-0 and 4-1 down to Irishman Ken Doherty in their second-round clash at the Barbican, before recovering to win 6-5 in an 11th-frame decider.
While Doherty is a former world champion, he is on the Tour courtesy of a two-year invitation from World Snooker, so a win over O’Sullivan — who remains the game’s best player — would have been a huge shock.