Ronnie O'Sullivan surprised by "easy" World Championship quarter-final victory

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Ronnie O'Sullivan admits that he was surprised by the "easy" nature of his 13-3 victory over Shaun Murphy in the quarter-finals of the World Championship.

Ronnie O'Sullivan has admitted that he was surprised by the "easy" nature of his World Championship victory against Shaun Murphy.

'The Rocket' eased past his fellow Englishman 13-3 with a session to spare at The Crucible to set up a clash with Barry Hawkins in the semi-finals.

"You never know what type of match you're going to get," O'Sullivan is quoted as saying by City AM. "You can expect a really tough match and it turns out easy like it did with Shaun.

"I didn't expect to win that easy. He's a free-scoring great potter. He just missed a few balls and let me in easily. I still had to pot them but I didn't have to fight for my chances."

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Neil Robertson booked his place in the final four with a narrow 13-11 win over Judd Trump - racking up his 100th century break of the season en route to his victory.

Neil Robertson in action during his first round match against Robert Milkins during their World Snooker Championship on April 25, 2013
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