Ronnie O'Sullivan 'unstoppable' - Jimmy White hails snooker legend's 'masterclass' despite him 'looking tired'
As world No. 1 Ronnie O'Sullivan continues his seemingly-inevitable pursuit of a record-equalling seventh world title in the Crucible final against Judd Trump, Eurosport experts Jimmy White and Alan McManus have given their assessment of the showpiece match in Sheffield so far. The pair could not be more glowing in their praise of O'Sullivan, who they see as "unstoppable" ahead of Monday's play.
‘He looks unstoppable’ – White and McManus salute O’Sullivan after ‘sparkling’ display
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. Even if Trump manages to significantly improve his level when the duo come back to the table, White and McManus regard O'Sullivan as "unstoppable" given the way that he is currently playing at the Crucible.
Alan McManus 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 record-equalling 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.