O'Sullivan battles back to beat Hawkins and book Masters semi-final spot, Murphy awaits

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O'Sullivan battles back to beat Hawkins and book Masters semi-final spot, Murphy awaits
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O'Sullivan fought back from 3-2 down against Hawkins to reach his 15th Masters semi-final
O'Sullivan fought back from 3-2 down against Hawkins to reach his 15th Masters semi-final
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Ronnie O'Sullivan's (48) bid for an eighth Masters title remains on track after battling from 3-2 down to beat Barry Hawkins (44) 6-3 at the Alexandra Palace in London.

In an enthralling yet rugged encounter that swung both ways, pre-tournament favourite O’Sullivan appeared at ease after taking a 2-1 lead in their quarter-final clash.

However Hawkins won the next two frames as a stunned world number one staged a remarkable fightback, rattling off the next four frames in a row without reply to book his place in the last four.

O'Sullivan, who survived a late scare from Ding Junhui in the opening round, will next face Shaun Murphy for a place in Sunday's final - Murphy defeated Jack Lisowski 6-3 in the later match on Thursday.

"I feel sorry for Barry," O'Sullivan told Eurosport.

"He was playing good until he started playing me, and I just dragged him down to probably the most awful standard of snooker.

"I’m really sorry about that today. I’m just lucky to get through, that’s all I can say."

Follow O'Sullivan's semi-final with Murphy on Flashscore.

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