Ronnie O'Sullivan sets up World Grand Prix final clash with Judd Trump
Last Updated: 22/03/15 8:50am
Ronnie O'Sullivan was back to his best as he dispatched Stuart Bingham 6-0 in just an hour and 20 minutes to set up a World Grand Prix final against Judd Trump.
The five-time world champion labelled his quarter-final performance in Friday's scrappy win over Graeme Dott "diabolical" - but 24 hours later, after Bingham started poorly, O'Sullivan was able to go through the gears for an easy win.
It was in contrast to Trump's progress to the final in Llandudno as the Bristolian was forced to recover from 5-1 down to beat Martin Gould 6-5.
Both O'Sullivan and Bingham missed chances in the first frame before the former came through with a 46 break, and an 88 in the next doubled his advantage.
Runs of 72 and 89 made it 4-0 at the interval and Bingham missed a host of chances in the first frame back, before O'Sullivan took that and put his opponent out of his misery with a 77.
Trump trailed 2-0 after breaks of 50 and 87 from Gould, and though he cut the deficit with a 121 it was only brief respite in the early stages.
Gould had a century of his own, a 111 in frame six as he moved within one frame of victory.
But Trump reeled off five in a row, helped by breaks of 55, 61 and 59, to snatch a thrilling win.
Trump and O'Sullivan will face off over two sessions in Sunday's best-of-19 final, their third in recent months after meeting in the Champion of Champions and UK Championship showpieces.
O'Sullivan won both, though Trump came from 8-3 down to 10-7 in Coventry and from 9-4 down to take it to a deciding frame in York.