Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and John Higgins all beaten in Shanghai
Last Updated: 22/09/16 6:12pm
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is out of the Shanghai Masters after he was beaten 5-2 by Michael Holt at the last-16 stage.
World No 4 Judd Trump also crashed out, defeated 5-3 by Michael White, while four-time world champion John Higgins lost 5-2 to Ali Carter.
O'Sullivan was playing in his first tournament since the World Championship but, having established an early 2-1 lead, he exited the event after losing four frames in a row to World No 28 Holt.
There were breaks of 103, 57, 44 and 64 from Holt, who told worldsnooker.com: "When you play Ronnie or the big players, you've got to stand up and not let their reputation make you play worse.
"Although Ronnie is better than me, he's not that much better than me that I can't win. In a one-off game, I know I can win."
Trump led 3-0 at one stage against White but failed to win another frame and the key moment came at 3-3, when White recovered from a deficit with a break of 57 and ended up pinching the frame on the black.
There were victories for the 2016 World Championship finalists, winner Mark Selby beating Stuart Carrington 5-3 while Ding Junhui defeated Mark Allen 5-2.