LONDON: Ronnie O'Sullivan ignored a dizzy spell to thrash Marco Fu 6-0 as the defending champion stormed into the Masters quarter-finals on Tuesday (Jan 16).
O'Sullivan is seeking an eighth Masters title and he made three century breaks during the opening four frames, with Fu failing to pot a single ball before the interval at London's Alexandra Palace.
The 42-year-old's dominant display was even more remarkable because he said afterwards that he was under the weather.
"To be honest with you, I was really struggling. I don't know if I have got a virus or something and I just feel very dizzy," he told the BBC.
"I was just playing off instinct. I was thinking, 'Don't stop, just pot balls'. I was really quite struggling and have been like that for the last five or six days.
"I don't feel ill, I just feel dizzy. I think it is maybe a lack of magnesium or something, that is what my nutritionist told me.
"I have been eating well for the last four months, maybe I have overdone the exercise when I have been at home and made myself a bit ill."