In the third stage of the World Snooker Championship, which just ended on April 30, 2022, Beijing time, six-time world champion "Rocket" Roniny Sullivan and "Wizard" John Higgins continued to play a wonderful duel. In this game, O'Sullivan's form remained outstanding. He led Higgins 15-9 with a superb performance of 101, 121, 134, 82 and 54 points. Next, they will start the final stage of the contest at two o'clock in the morning tomorrow.
O'Sullivan won five straight sets to lead Higgins 10-6
In the first two stages of the two stages of the game, the trend of the game can be described as a twist and turn. In the first stage of the match, Higgins won three consecutive sets to take a 3-0 lead. O'Sullivan then drew 3-3 with Higgins on a single shot of 70, 54 and 116 points. Higgins then won the next set to take a 4-3 lead, before O'Sullivan scored 107 points to draw 4-4. After moving into the second phase of the match, O'Sullivan won a 5-4 lead with a single 73 points, and then Higgins won two consecutive sets to complete the counter-victory against O'Sullivan 6-5. But O'Sullivan then beat five straight sets with a single shot of 99, 91, 55, 70 and a single-set reversal and ensured he led four-time world champion Higgins 10-6 at the end of the two stages.
Higgins won two more sets to trail O'Sullivan 8-12
After the game entered the third stage, Higgins' form clearly picked up. In the 17th inning, Higgins took the lead in scoring the red ball and chose to defend after scoring 30 points because the K-ball was not working well. Although O'Sullivan still had a chance, he did not take advantage of it, and in the end Higgins won the set 66:30 to determine that he was behind O'Sullivan 7-10. In the 18th inning, Higgins scored 32 points first, and then O'Sullivan scored 22 points and also made a mistake, followed by Higgins defensively missing opportunities, O'Sullivan single shot 82 points directly to win the set 104:32 to lead Higgins 11-7. In the 19th set, Higgins trailed O'Sullivan 8-11 by winning the game 84:37 on multiple mobile games. In the 20th set, O'Sullivan scored a 101-point clean sheet for Higgins to take a 12-8 lead to continue.
O'Sullivan opened fire to lead Higgins 15-9
After the second half of the third stage of the game, the two men were still in excellent form. The game came to the 21st inning, Higgins took the lead in the right bottom pocket red ball to win the mobile session, and in the end, Higgins single-handedly blasted 103 points directly to O'Sullivan and trailed the six-time world champion 9-12. In the 22nd inning, Higgins scored a 16-point lead and went wrong, O'Sullivan seized the opportunity to score a red ball in the right bottom pocket and directly blasted a single shot of 121 points to win the game 121:16 to take a 13-9 lead over Higgins. In the 23rd inning, Higgins tried to attack a serious mistake and directly chopped the bar to vent his emotions, O'Sullivan scored a red ball and scored 8 points to call for a poor choice of defense. Higgins attempted an offensive error, and O'Sullivan scored a red ball to score 42 points to choose defense. In the end, O'Sullivan won the game 105:26 with a single score of 54 points to lead Higgins 14-9. In the 24th inning, O'Sullivan scored the first red ball and blasted a straight shot to 134 points to give Higgins a six-set advantage at 15-9.