‘I could play to my mid-50s,’ says Ronnie O’Sullivan after seventh world title

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  • World champion, 46, says he ‘still enjoys being on the circuit’
  • O’Sullivan pays tribute to key sports psychiatrist Steve Peters

Ronnie O’Sullivan has warned his snooker rivals he may keep playing at the highest level until his mid-50s as the dust settles on another world championship victory. O’Sullivan equalled Stephen Hendry’s modern-era record of seven Crucible titles by defeating Judd Trump on Monday, further erasing any doubt to the debate that he is snooker’s greatest player.

But there is no sign of the 46-year-old slowing down. He has ended the season as the world No 1, and his seventh world crown was perhaps his most impressive yet, with O’Sullivan losing only one session all tournament as he became the oldest world champion in Crucible history, setting a personal record of 15 centuries for the tournament in the process.

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Written by Aaron Bower
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