中华时报英国（王北方 赵雪湄）自从今年8月世锦赛夺冠以来，奥沙利文还没有获得过冠军。在欧洲大师赛上，他被新人小将亚伦·希尔（Aaron Hill）击败，本赛季已经两次输给了世界排名64开外的选手。巡回赛上他已经2次输掉给乌森巴赫尔，在去年的威尔士公开赛中，他遭遇了对手4比2逆转。
O’Sullivan hasn’t won a title since his Crucible triumph in August and has now lost twice this season to players ranked outside the world’s top 64, having been beaten by rookie Aaron Hill at the European Masters. And he has now lost both of his career meetings against Ursenbacher, having suffered a 4-2 reverse at last year’s Welsh Open.
After losing the first two frames today, O’Sullivan won the third with a break of 68, which turned out to be his highest of the match. In the fourth he was 35 points ahead with one red left, but then a safety error sent the cue ball in-off and his opponent cleared to lead 3-1 at the interval.
The next two frames were shared, then O’Sullivan won three in a row to lead 5-4. He had a match-winning opportunity in frame ten, from 37-0 down, but made just 14 before missing a red to a top corner. Ursenbacher made 40 for 5-5.
A superb long red from Ursenbacher early in the decider began a run of 47. He ran out of position, but then got the better of a safety exchange and added 36 for victory.