But it was a mere formality for the Rocket in the seventh frame and a 50 break secured a 6-1 victory.
O’Sullivan is in the form of his career this season as he chases a fifth ranking title.
He has already lifted more ranking events, made more centuries and collected prize money than in previous campaigns.
“I look at myself like a Ferrari – you can’t keep driving it every day”
“A lot of the other players are burned out,” he said.
“I just chip up now and then and nick a few trophies.
“I’m as fresh as a daisy because you have to pace yourself.
“I look at myself like a Ferrari – you can’t keep driving it every day, you have to polish it, clean it, keep it in the garage and keep the miles down.