'Greatest ever' Ronnie O'Sullivan 'can win 10' World Championship titles at Crucible says Jimmy White
World No. 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan could be set to continue his seemingly-inevitable pursuit of a record-equalling seventh world title in the Crucible final against Judd Trump on Monday, having dominated their World Championship showpiece match so far. Eurosport expert Jimmy White believes that O'Sullivan could still kick on further and reach double-figures if he equals Stephen Hendry's record.
'He can win 10' - White says 'greatest ever' O'Sullivan can break world titles record
The pair return on Monday afternoon for eight more frames, with Trump needing at least three to ensure the tournament showdown heads to the final session. If O'Sullivan goes on to claim a record-equalling seventh world title, White believes he could still kick on further and reach double-figures.
"Most snooker players would agree he is the greatest player ever," White said in the Eurosport studio.
"Stephen Hendry would probably say that himself. But until he equals Hendry's record, just to confirm it.
"If he [O'Sullivan] applies himself right and practises properly, he can win 10 [world titles] - and who is to say that he won't."
McManus, who has said "it is his destiny" when talking about O'Sullivan winning another world title, added: "His cue ball was outstanding. It was a sparkling session.
"There was a mini-blemish, and that is the tiniest of blemishes, and that was the long red that let Judd in. But he was imperious. It was brilliant."
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It is the fifth occasion in O’Sullivan’s illustrious career that he has occupied the world No. 1 ranking, and the first time since 2019, as he continues his seemingly-inevitable pursuit of a famous seventh world title.
The Rocket could draw level with fellow snooker legend Stephen Hendry's tally of Crucible triumphs if he is able to close out victory over Trump, who has not won the World Championship since his solitary crown back in 2019.