Davis sunk by on song O’Sullivan

Mark Davis was beaten 4-0 by eventual winner Ronnie O'Sullivan at the 888casino Champion of Champions in Coventry. Picture by Simon Newstead

Mark Davis was beaten 4-0 by eventual winner Ronnie O'Sullivan at the 888casino Champion of Champions in Coventry. Picture by Simon Newstead

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Snooker star Mark Davis was put to the sword by a very much in-form Ronnie O’Sullivan.

St Leonards-based Davis lost 4-0 to reigning world champion O’Sullivan in his opening match at the 888casino Champion of Champions.

World number 13 Davis was ahead early in the first frame at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena before number one seed O’Sullivan clinched it with a break of 69.

Six-reds world champion Davis scored just 15 points thereafter as eventual champion O’Sullivan rattled through the next three frames with impressive runs of 54, 101 and 130.

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Davis, 41, will be back at the table this Friday morning when he begins his UK Championship campaign against 119th-ranked Finnish cueman Robin Hull.