Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry century record

Ronnie O'Sullivan produced a break of 101 in the first frame of his Masters quarter-final to break Stephen Hendry's century record of 775.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan has broken Stephen Hendry's record of 775 career centuries with a break of 101 in the opening frame of his Masters quarter-final against Marco Fu.

The defending Masters champion missed out on the chance to surpass the marker during his first-round encounter with Ricky Walden on Tuesday - Hendry's birthday - but wasted no time in achieving the feat on Thursday.

Five-time world champion O'Sullivan, who started the tournament with 773 centuries to his name, swiftly racked up the points and tipped his break into triple figures with a brown off the spot.

The Alexandra Palace audience rose to give O'Sullivan a standing ovation, with the reluctant 39-year-old briefly acknowledging the reception before returning to his seat to continue the match.

Fu, who hit a maximum break in his first-round clash with Stuart Bingham earlier this week, joined in with the round of applause in recognition of O'Sullivan's achievement.

The winner of the match between O'Sullivan and Fu will face either Neil Robertson or Ali Carter in the semi-finals.

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