Ronnie O'Sullivan loses to Stuart Carrington in Masters qualifier

Ronnie O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan won the German Masters in 2012

Former world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was beaten in the second qualifying round of the German Masters, losing 5-3 to world number 62 Stuart Carrington.

O'Sullivan, 40, who returned from an eight-month break with a 5-1 win in the first qualifying round, had a break of 126 and runs of 51 and 64 to go 2-1 up.

Carrington, 25, levelled and then went 4-2 ahead with breaks of 72 and 87.

World number six O'Sullivan made a 94 in frame seven but Carrington sealed victory in the match, played in Wigan.

Grimsby's Carrington will go on to the main section of the tournament in Berlin in February.

O'Sullivan will focus on next month's Masters at London's Alexandra Palace, a tournament he has won five times.

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