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Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ali Carter live stream: Start times and how to watch Tour Championship match

Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on Ali Carter  (PA Wire)
Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on Ali Carter (PA Wire)

Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on rival Ali Carter in the quarter-finals of the Tour Championship today.

The pair do not see eye-to-eye with tensions high during the final of the Masters this year. ‘The Rocket’ came from 6-3 down to beat Carter 10-7 at Alexandra Palace and extend his record to win an eighth Masters crown.

But Carter was furious at O’Sullivan, accusing him of “disgusting actions” and “snotting all over the floor”. O’Sullivan rejected those claims though, and hit back with a foul-mouthed rant, insisting “everybody knows what he’s like” and claiming his rival has “issues”.

“F*****g why has he got issues with me? I'm not having it. I don't care, grow some balls. I don't give a f***. The more he brings it on, the more I f*****g punish him every time,” he said. “Absolutely. He's just digging a grave for himself. He needs to sort his f*****g life out.”

It all adds to what promises to be a fascinating battle just weeks out from the World Championships. Here’s everything you need to know, plus find the latest sports betting odds, offers and tips here.

When is Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ali Carter?

Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ali Carter in the quarter-finals of the Tour Championship is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3 April. The best-of-19 frames match will start at 1pm BST, with eight frames played in the afternoon session, before the players return to conclude the match in the evening session from 7pm BST.

The winner will advance to the semi-finals and meet the winner of Zhang Anda vs Gary Wilson.

How can I watch it?

Fans can watch the match and the rest of the Tour Championship 2024 on ITV4 in the UK, with a live stream available on ITV X and the ITV Sport website. Coverage starts at 12:45pm BST.

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Odds

O’Sullivan: 1/5

Carter: 10/3

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