Ronnie O'Sullivan will face Shaun Murphy in the 2019 Shanghai Masters Final. Shaun qualified in the final after winning without problems against his good friend, Mark Allen.
Ronnie battled Neil Robertson in the semis and after losing the first session by just one frame (5-4 to Robinson), O'Sullivan came back in great style, aided by Neil's failed long shots. There were a few childish mistakes in the second session, but Ronnie was dominant and finally won 10-6 (6-1 in the second session).
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For Ronnie, this is the fifth Shanghai Masters final. The Rocket won 3 times this tournament, followed by Ding Junhui with two titles.
For Shaun Murphy, this is his first Shanghai Masters final and it will be a great performance if The Magician will manage to win. Shaun was seeded 14th at the start. Even more, Shaun had less difficult matches on his way to the final and one extra day of rest.
The Head to Head meetings are dominated by Ronnie O'Sullivan with 9-3 and the last time Shaun Murphy managed to beat Ronnie was in the 2017 final of Champion of Champions.