Pure dominance: O'Sullivan fetches seventh World Cup
In the Crucible Theater by Sheffield, O'Sullivan left no doubt about his dominance, the fourth session on Monday evening was no longer very long. The world champion collects £ 500,000 (around 596,000 euros).
After 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2020, the O'Sullivan, known for its polarizing appearance, struck a seventh time - the Schotte Hendry made this number of titles between 1990 and 1999. "This is a great honor for me that To share the number of World Cup trophies with him. He lifted Snooker to a whole new level, "praised Hendry. Againstor Trump was in wide phases of the final duel and could never really endanger "The Rocket".
For O'Sullivan, not only the final was made, but the entire 17-day tournament. Before the final, he clearly defeated his eternal rival John Higgins from Scotland with 17:11. Even the first three rounds against his compatriots David Gilbert (10: 5) and Mark Allen (13: 4) as well as the Scots Stephen Maguire (13: 5) caused no problems at all at all from the island.
"The Rocket" polarizes like no other
O'Sullivan's career was accompanied by addiction problems and depression. In the gentleman sport, "The Rocket" polarizes like no other, this was also evident in approaches in the final. In the first session on Sunday, he had caught up with referee Olivier Martel. First the Primus got involved in a loud discussion, later he said in the TV interview at Eurosport: "I think he is only looking for trouble." In the snooker, such a statement is already considered an affront.
O'Sullivan should also taste particularly good for the seventh World Cup crown because he was suggested that he was said goodbye immediately before the tournament. The Iranian World Cup debutant Hossein Vafaei had criticized the manners of the world-class actor. "A lot of what he says frustrates me. What kind of legend are you when you call people as idiots?" Said Vafaei. It was time to say O'Sullivan: "Go to retire, man. Step back." The English hardly reacted to it and was completely calm. He now presented the sporting answer in the Crucible Theater.
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