Ronnie O'Sullivan hits two centuries to power into semi-finals of European Masters

There were no hiccups for six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan at the snooker European Masters in Milton Keynes.

Ronnie O'Sullivan cruised into the semi-finals of the European Masters thanks to a comfortable 5-1 win over Tom Ford.

The Rocket was at it from the start, rattling off breaks of 136 and 90 in the first two frames to take control of the match.

Ford made O'Sullivan work for the next two frames, though, forcing the six-time world champion to come from behind to win them. He was more than up to the task, though.

World number 26 Ford finally got hismelf on the board by winning the fifth frame, but O'Sullivan hit a 109 to seal the win.

His opponent in the last four will be China's Liang Wenbo, who edged Scotland's Anthony McGill 5-4.

Earlier on Friday, Liang's compatriot Fan Zhengyi reached the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time as he saw off David Gilbert 5-3.

The 21-year-old will now face Graeme Dott after the Scot beat Welshman Ryan Day 5-4.

Fan, who had led 4-0 against Gilbert, said in quotes on World Snooker's official website: "For the first four frames I wasn't thinking about the match, I was just playing well.

"Then after the interval I started thinking, and I got nervous and needed a lot of chances. But overall I really enjoyed the game and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

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