Rocket closes in on record-equalling seventh world title

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After 43 days, 95 games and thousands of frames, the final day of the Betfred World Snooker Championship is upon us

Ronnie O’Sullivan entered the arena this afternoon with a 12-5 lead over Judd Trump, with many asking “will there by any snooker this evening?” rather than “who wins?”.

The Rocket requires six frames this afternoon to land that record-equalling seventh world title with a session to spare – something that hasn’t happened since an 18-5 win for Stephen Hendry in 1993.

Half of O’Sullivan’s six wins so far have ended 18-8 – a scoreline that is firmly in his sights today.

Judd needed to start well, and he did, taking the first frame with a century break. Will the gap continue to close? We will find out over the next few hours.

It is just left for me to say a HUGE thank you to World Snooker for all their support during the tournament. To the BBC and Eurosport for their terrific television coverage. To all the journalists in the press room for their long hours providing coverage. To the Crucible for continuing to provide this special sporting arena. To the players for some sensational snooker and providing those stories – and finally, to the fans for watching and reading over the last 17 days.

Sport is nothing without fans. Thank you.

Betfred TV’s Mark Pearson

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Author: Lucille White