sport news Ronnie O'Sullivan loses to Ding Junhui at the UK Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan falls to defeat at the hands of Ding Junhui on his 44th birthday, as his hopes of winning a third successive UK Championship title end Ding Junhui has defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-4 in the UK Championship last 16 O'Sullivan was chasing his third successive UK Championship title in York O'Sullivan recovered from 4-1 down on his birthday, but couldn't get the win 

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 17:27 GMT, 5 December 2019 | Updated: 17:32 GMT, 5 December 2019

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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.

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