Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered a 6-5 loss to Alexander Ursenbacher Keynes in the second round of the British Championship on Sunday afternoon in Milton

The seven-time British champion was the favorite to beat the world number 66, but just like at their only previous meeting, the Swiss star prevailed

The 24-year-old knocked down the rocket at the Welsh Open 2019 and held his 100% record against the world champion with another nice win

It was a strange game without centuries by either man Ursenbacher made a 67 break while O’Sullivan made a 68 and a 51

The world champion was far from his best as he missed many balls and the ultra-attacking Swiss took advantage of almost everything he had

After a 2-0 and 3-1 deficit, O’Sullivan fought back thanks to three frames on the spin and led 5: 4

“I thought I did well getting five pictures I think the scoreline flattered me a bit, “O’Sullivan told Eurosport

“He’s played better snooker and better snooker when it comes down to it That’s how it is done”

Regarding Ursenbacher’s ultra-aggressive style, the rocket said: “I thought he was pretty conservative today, usually he strives for even more!

“He swings mate, if he was a boxer you’d have to duck all the time, they’re like bombs”He can play

“There was no way I should have had five pictures, he had so many chances to push me away and he didn’t”He was much the better player’

Ursenbacher will face either Jordan Brown or Jamie Jones in the next stage as he continues his best run in the tournament

“My game plan was just playing, playing my practice game, then you have your best chance of winning,” said the Swiss

“I knew I was going to face the best player who’d ever picked up on a cue So there is no point in putting pressure on myself or thinking about things that I didn’t have to think about”’


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