Snooker ace “Rocket” Ronnie O’Sullivan has won his 6th World title on Sunday, beating his opponent Kyren Wilson 18-8 in the final.
He now stands within 1 title of Stephen Hendry, who holds the record of seven titles, and is tied with the number won by Ray Reardon and Steve Davis.
However, O’Sullivan did not have it easy in his run up to the final. He had to overcome former winner Mark Williams in the quarter final and then beat three times title winner Mark Selby in a dramatic semi final that went to a decider.
His final, however, was easier, with him winning 7 straight frames in the Sunday afternoon session from a position of 10-8 up. This meant that when he returned for the evening session he only had to win one frame which he did with a stylish 96 break.
Speaking after his win, Ronnie said that to win 1 is amazing, and when you have won 4 you are “up there” with the greats. He added that it is nice to be “living your dream”.
Aside from his title wins he also holds the record for the most 147 breaks in competitive play, with one being timed at only 5 minutes and 20 seconds at the World Championships in 1997. Spectators were allowed in to watch the final, with the government using it as a pilot event in the hope that large crowds will be able to start using venues again from October.
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