Snooker Legend Relates Himself with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Tiger Woods, and Lionel Messi

Published 12/22/2021, 11:51 PM EST


One of the most talented snooker players in the world Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan has compared himself with huge names like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Lionel Messi, and Tiger Woods. O’Sullivan believes these sportspeople possess the same energy as he does.

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O’Sullivan recently recorded an amazing victory against Neil Robertson in the 2021 World Grand Prix to claim his first title ranking in the last 16 months. Fans were absolutely thrilled with the kind of performance the Brit showcased.

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Famous snooker player draws a parallel with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and many more

It’s no secret that Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan is regarded as one of the greatest snooker players of all time. Recently, O’Sullivan displayed a brilliant show to beat Neil Robertson in the 2021 World Grand Prix.

Following his victory, he finds himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Moreover, he also compared himself with football legend Lionel Messi and Golf great Tiger Woods. According to the Brit, these sportspeople bring a different energy to the table.

O’Sullivan quoted, “It is like a different energy so it is nice to bring that energy to a venue, to people, and a game. I suppose only certain sportspeople have that, like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Lionel Messi.

2018 French Open Tennis Tournament – Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia while playing a tie break doubles exhibition match against Simone Halep of Romania and Alexander Zverev of Germany on Court Philippe Chatrier during a packed Children’s Day at Roland Garros before the start of the 2018 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 26th 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Furthermore, he added, “I suppose that is why when I play, and get going and do stuff, that is why people gravitate towards watching me play.”

Moreover, Ronald Antonio O’Sullivan is a huge admirer of Novak Djokovic. Last year, he lavished praises Djokovic’s performance, and deemed his tactical abilities to be ‘beyond imagination’.

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Nadal and coach announces sad news

Just a few days ago after making a comeback to tennis, Rafael Nadal tested positive for the coronavirus. Soon after coach Carlos Moya also announced the unfortunate news of testing positive.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Rafael Nadal of Spain with his coach Carlos Moya as he trains in preparation for the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 29th 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The pair have isolated themselves and are taking necessary precautions. We wish both the Spaniards a speedy reovery.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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