By Pa Sport Staff
Published: 17:27 GMT, 5 December 2019 | Updated: 17:32 GMT, 5 December 2019
Ronnie O'Sullivan's hopes of winning a third successive UK Championship title ended with a 6-4 defeat by Ding Junhui in the last 16 in York.
On his 44th birthday, O'Sullivan recovered from 4-1 down to level at 4-4 but it was China's Ding who won the final two frames to set up a quarter-final clash with countryman Liang Wenbo.
O'Sullivan, who has won a record seven titles at the event, did not pot a ball in the first three frames as Ding flew out of the blocks.