YORK, England — Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Shaun Murphy 10-5 within the ultimate of the UK Championship to win a record-equalling sixth UK Championship title at York’s Barbican Middle on Sunday.
The 42-year-old, additionally a five-time world champion, pulled away from 5-5 to reel off the final 5 frames in simply 60 minutes to take the 170,000 kilos prime prize. Throughout the contest he made three centuries and 7 extra breaks over 50.
He then leveled the report held by Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry.
O’Sullivan, who gained the occasion for the primary time in 1993 when he was solely 17, has gained three rating titles in an golden seven-week spell through which he has banked practically 450,000 kilos in prize cash.
He landed the English Open in October and the Shanghai Masters in November and his profession tally of rating crowns now stands at 31, simply 5 behind one other of Hendry’s data. He additionally reached the ultimate of the Champion of Champions final month, dropping to Murphy.
O’Sullivan mentioned, “It is simply good to win one other title, although I do not even actually really feel excited by it, I do not get too emotionally concerned now. Taking part in snooker retains me out of bother, if I wasn’t taking part in I might in all probability be going off the rails. So long as I play snooker it’s going to hold me reeled in.
“I sit up for the Masters as a result of it is across the nook and it’s a nice occasion. Hopefully I can choose my sport up and dominate a match slightly than simply scramble via.”
Murphy mentioned: “I believed the higher man gained by far. If you play Ronnie O’Sullivan in any match your sport needs to be the perfect it may probably be. He’s the best participant we have ever seen and sadly at present for no matter purpose my sport wasn’t ok.
“I believed the distinction at present was his security, it had me in actual bother more often than not. I am not the world’s greatest tactical security participant and he uncovered these weaknesses as true legends do.”