Masters Snooker 2024: Ronnie O’Sullivan Invites Family to Celebrate 8th Career Title

Published 01/15/2024, 11:15 AM EST

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Bouncing back with the record-breaking streak, Ronnie O’Sullivan is at it again. Claiming his record-extending eighth Masters title, he has become an unstoppable force. Reigning as the World No. 1, he displayed his dominance despite struggling with his form recently. And, he snubbed Ali Carter’s breakthrough, keeping his £1million Ronnie Slam dreams alive.

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At the age of 48, O’Sullivan has achieved unbelievable milestones becoming the oldest Masters champion. It is indeed a sublime record, given that he was also the youngest towards the start of his career 29 years ago. With the enthralling win, his comeback victory is indeed historic.

Lifting the title with the help of the family

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Taking to his Twitter handle @ronnieo147, Ronnie O’Sullivan took to highlight his recent victory at Alexandra Palace. Posting a collage of snaps, he captioned the post as,’‘ Wow, number 8!! Just want to again say thank you for all the support. It really means the world to me.” For O’Sullivan, the recent victory did not come easy. His fluids troubled him, while the jetlags still had a particular influence on him. The soreness in his elbows prevented him from lifting the trophy, hence his kids helped him instead.

At the Masters quarter-final, regardless of his 6-3 win over Barry Hawkins, he was not in the best of spirits. Sealing his performances in the last four, it was indeed not his best. He took to describe the event writing, “He [Barry] was playing good until he started playing me, I just dragged him down to the most awful standard of snooker.”

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However, after beating Ali Carter 10-7, he is thankful to his fans for their relentless support despite the highs and lows. Carter had a 5-3 lead in the first session. However, reeling off three frames, one after the other, O’Sullivan was ruthless. In the final four frames, Carter only managed to secure 51 points.

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On-route to triple crown

Ronnie O’Sullivan secured victory at the UK Championship in December. It is now topped by his eighth Masters title. If O’Sullivan continues with his winning streak with the World Championship in May, he will do a complete round-up with snooker’s triple crown within a single season, joining Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, and Mark Williams in the same league.

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Among altogether 50 Masters finals altogether in history, O’Sullivan has played in 14 of these events. Talking about his latest win, he adds, “I don’t know how I’ve won this tournament, to be honest with you.” But, he nonetheless exercised a bit with his fate and freedom, and he did it. With his eighth Masters title, O’Sullivan’s snooker dreams are still alive as he has set to claim more titles.

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Shivangi Agrawal

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Hello there! I am Shivangi Agrawal, an Olympic sports writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in media and mass communication, I bring a stalwart experience to the table. Before starting my journey with EssentiallySports, I worked as a content creator for leading media houses.
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