In urma unei finale epice, in care a condus cu 5-1 si 9-4 dar s-a vazut egalat 9-9 intr-un meci decis in frame-ul decisiv:
“That is the hardest match I have ever played,” O’Sullivan told BBC Sport. “I was going through the motions and accepted I was going to get beaten.”
Prima incercare – s-a oprit la 89:
A doua incercare in urmatorul frame:
“I wasn’t trying to entertain, that is just how I play. I don’t go out there trying to do anything differently from practice, it is how I have played since I was a young boy. I am lucky to be able to play at such a level.”
The 147 break was the 767th century of O’Sullivan’s career which leaves him just eight behind seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry on the all-time list – and the Scot was moved to remark in commentary that snooker “does not get much better than this“.
Al doilea an consecutiv
Ultimul frame al finalei:
“up and down like a whore’s drawers” 🙂
A castigat aseara al patrulea titlu al carierei, dupa cele din 2001, 2004, 2008.
Iata cum a castigat frame-ul al 7-lea, intr-un moment cand finala era inca echilibrata (scor 3-3):