Ronnie O’Sullivan clearly couldn’t get enough of the Crucible after the first session of his quarter-final against Shaun Murphy, perhaps slightly surprised to be leading 6-2.

After turning the match against the Magician on its head with a blistering six-frame burst, aided somewhat by a rising error and miss count from his opponent, the Rocket was back in the building within a couple of hours of the session and eating in the canteen with the riff-raff – which serves as a green room for the rest of the year for theatre productions.

While the assembled officials and hacks tucked into bangers and mash, defending champion O’Sullivan and artist pal Damien Hirst settled down on the next table with a selection of kebabs and salad.