Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan in Antwerp Open final
Mark Selby comes back from 3-1 down to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan and claim the Antwerp Open European Tour event in Belgium.
Last Updated: 17/11/13 10:27pm
In the deciding frame, the world number two from Leicester produced an impressive clearance to take the title and the 25,000 Euro top prize.
It is Selby's first title of the season and will be a huge boost to the 30-year-old's hopes of defending his UK Championship title later this month.
"Any time you play Ronnie you have to be on your game," said Selby. "From 3-1 down I played really well. I never give up but I didn't expect to get another chance in the decider."
O'Sullivan said: "I never like losing but it is part of sport. There are a lot more tournaments coming up and I hope I'll get a victory soon. I'm just enjoying being involved in big games and competing against top players."
Reigning World champion O'Sullivan made the stronger start, taking the opening frame courtesy of a break of 74.
However, Selby hit back to level by taking a tight second frame.
O'Sullivan then seized a grasp on the match by taking the next two frames.
But Selby hit back again, winning two frames on the trot - including a superb break of 126 in the sixth - to level at 3-3.
O'Sullivan had a golden opportunity in the decider but missed a black off its spot at 36-0, allowing Selby to return to the table and his break of 77 gave him the title.