Ronnie O’Sullivan narrowly missed out on the fastest televised century break as he whizzed via the primary spherical on the Scottish Open.
During a 4-0 victory over China’s Bai Langning, the world primary reached three figures in simply three minutes and 34 seconds.
It falls three seconds shy of Tony Drago’s mark from 1996.
It was initially regarded as a brand new report however World Snooker reviewed the footage and set the time again.
“I simply felt like I wanted to hurry up a bit and attempt to get pleasure from it,” O’Sullivan instructed Eurosport after averaging 11.4 seconds a shot all through a quick contest.
“I simply tried to get it completed as shortly as I may – win or lose. In and out, shortly as you possibly can. I wasn’t timing it myself, nevertheless it appeared fast.”
Defending champion Luca Brecel was an early casualty in Edinburgh, shedding 4-3 to Fraser Patrick.
Patrick, from Glasgow, is ranked 75 locations beneath the Belgian world quantity 11.
Former world champion Stuart Bingham additionally suffered a shock defeat, crushed 4-3 by Zak Surety.
John Higgins, three occasions a crushed finalist – together with in 2021 – defeated Anthony Hamilton 4-2 as Shaun Murphy hit three centuries throughout a 4-0 demolition of Lei Peifan.
Mark Selby, champion in 2019 and 2020, beat Aaron Hill 4-2, whereas Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Allen and Mark Williams progressed comfortably.
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