# Ronnie O'Sullivan

This year
# Snooker
Ronnie O'Sullivan cruises through but Mark Selby crashes out
Masters champion Judd Trump also progressed to the second round.
# Break the duck
Ronnie O’Sullivan crashes out at Masters as Mark Williams ends lengthy losing run
The Welshman produced a tournament-best break of 143 and reached the semi-finals.
Last year
# speed and precision
Ronnie O’Sullivan misses out on snooker’s fastest televised century by three seconds
Record was set by Malta’s Tony Drago 26 years ago.
# UK Championship
Snooker world champion O'Sullivan feels an 'imposter'
O’Sullivan is just two wins away from a record eighth title at the UK Championship.
# Boost
Q School success ranks higher than beating Ronnie O’Sullivan for 20-year-old Corkonian
Aaron Hill was seen as one of those potential bright young things when he beat the English star 5-4 in the last 64 of the European Masters in 2020.
# Landmark Title
Ronnie O'Sullivan equals Stephen Hendry's record of seven World Snooker Championships
O’Sullivan defeated Judd Trump by 18 frames to 13.
# heating up
O'Sullivan lead in World Championship final cut to 14-11 as Trump rallies to life
Trump started and finished the session with centuries as he pounced on a series of misses by O’Sullivan.
# getting on with it
O'Sullivan puts referee row behind him to stay on course for seventh World Championship title
O’Sullivan needs just six more frames for a victory after establishing 12-5 lead over Judd Trump on Sunday.
# Trump Card
Judd Trump excited for ‘dream’ final clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan
Trump will take on the six-time champion in the Crucible final.
# Crucible
Ronnie O’Sullivan closes in on eighth world final at the Crucible
O’Sullivan secured a 15-9 advantage against John Higgins to leave him requiring just two more frames on Saturday evening to progress.
# Crucible
Ruthless Ronnie O’Sullivan opens up 10-6 semi-final lead over John Higgins
Judd Trump is 11-5 up against Mark Williams in the other semi-final.
# heating up
Ronnie O'Sullivan rallies with two century breaks to draw level with John Higgins in semi-final
O’Sullivan trailed 3-0 as the Scot came out of the blocks fast at the Crucible.
# like a fine wine
Class of 92 – John Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams reach last four
It is the first time the trio have all made the semi-finals at the Crucible since 1999.
# Crucible breaks
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams each take command of their quarter-finals
O’Sullivan benefited from an error-strewn display from Stephen Maguire to open up a 6-2 lead following their opening session.
# Maestro
Ronnie O’Sullivan breaks two more Crucible records with victory over Mark Allen
O’Sullivan’s 71st career win took him clear for the number of matches won by a single player at The Crucible.
# In hot water
Ronnie O’Sullivan could be sanctioned after appearing to make lewd gesture
O’Sullivan will meet Mark Allen next after the Northern Irishman’s 10-6 victory over Scott Donaldson.
# are you not entertained
O'Sullivan compares himself to Gladiator's Russell Crowe at World Snooker Championship
The world number one came from 3-0 down to defeat David Gilbert 10-5 in the tournament opener.
# tradition
Doherty insists World Championship is not stale and must be test of resolve
While stars like Neil Robertson have called for the format of the 17-day tournament to change, former world champion says history must be respected.
# dispassionate
Snooker is a hobby and I’d skip Crucible for better offer – Ronnie O’Sullivan
Chinese youngster Fan Zhengyi claimed a shock 10-9 victory over the English star to win his first ranking title in Milton Keynes on Sunday.
# high and low
Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers from ‘snooker depression’
The six-time world champion edged past Zhang Anda in the European Masters at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
# exit door
Ronnie O’Sullivan dumped out at the Masters
Neil Robertson got the better of the seven-time winner, prevailing 6-4 to book a semi-final spot.
All time
# on cue
'People look on and say ‘he’s a one-hit wonder’, but they don’t know what it’s like under that amount of pressure'
Having shot to fame by beating Ronnie O’Sullivan, teenager Aaron Hill talks to The42 about the challenges of settling into the professional snooker tour.
# not on
'A disgrace' - Higgins hits out at O'Sullivan's comments telling children not to play snooker
O’Sullivan said that he would not recommend children pursue a career in snooker.
# Disappointment
'I’d rather they all sit down' - Distracted Ronnie O’Sullivan sees UK title bid sunk
The 45-year-old took frequent breaks during the match which he lost 6-5 to Kyren Wilson.
# unenthused
'I don’t care' – Ronnie O’Sullivan not overly concerned about winning UK Championship
The star insisted he had no interest in his performance and shrugged off the prospect of claiming the crown on his 46th birthday on Sunday.
# Frustration
Ronnie O’Sullivan tells fans to ‘sit down’ during defeat
It capped a fractious week for the star at the Northern Ireland Open.
# exit door
Ronnie O’Sullivan knocked out of World Championship by Anthony McGill
McGill held his nerve to win 13-12 against the defending champion.
# Crucible
Anthony McGill misses Crucible maximum but wipes out Ronnie O’Sullivan lead
The 30-year-old McGill was looking to become only the eighth different player to make a 147 clearance at the World Snooker Championship.
# Rocket
Ronnie O’Sullivan unnerved at Crucible after encounter with ‘boozed up geezer’
Nevertheless, world champion O’Sullivan hailed the return of fans to the famous venue as the World Championships got underway.
# Bored
I wish I shared your excitement – World title ‘anticlimax’ for O’Sullivan
O’Sullivan is more excited by Sheffield’s running routes and his new shop at Meadowhall.
# Hot Streak
Neil Robertson beats Ronnie O’Sullivan to win Cazoo Tour Championship
Robertson was untouchable after the action had resumed in the evening with the score at 4-4.
# Old Stager
‘The best week I’ve had’ – John Higgins routs Ronnie O’Sullivan
Higgins wrapped up his win with a 127 clearance to black in the final frame.
# spot on
Antrim's Jordan Brown seals major snooker upset with Welsh Open win over Ronnie O'Sullivan
Brown, a 750-1 outsider for the title, held his nerve to clinch a 9-8 victory.
# like a fine wine
High-class John Higgins sees off Ronnie O’Sullivan to book semi-final spot
The Scot triumphed 6-3 in the 70th meeting between the two long-standing rivals.
# standing out
Jordan Henderson and Ronnie O'Sullivan among 6 nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Lewis Hamilton is one of three British world champions on the shortlist.
# Awkward
‘No hard feelings’ from Ronnie O’Sullivan following Mark Allen altercation
The world champion became embroiled in a bizarre verbal spat with the Northern Irishman.
# dreams
Dream journey comes to an end after another big win for Cork teen sensation Aaron Hill
The 18-year-old got the better of Matthew Stevens at the European Masters today.
# Young blood
'He's my childhood hero... I'm stuck for words' - Cork teen star after incredible win over O'Sullivan
Aaron Hill let his lead slip before rallying to defeat The Rocket at the European Masters.
# Aaron Hill
Cork teen stuns six-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan at European Masters
Aaron Hill beat The Rocket to book his place in the third round.
# Only Fools and Horses
Ronnie O'Sullivan: How Del Boy helped me conquer the Crucible
‘I kind of relate to that show a lot – Ronnie the plonker, rather than Rodney the plonker’ said the Rocket.