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Ronnie O'Sullivan Wows Crowd With Five Minutes Of Magic At Hong Kong Snooker Masters

Ronnie O'Sullivan Wows Crowd With Five Minutes Of Magic At Hong Kong Snooker Masters
By Luke Delaney Updated
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The most decorated snooker player of all time added to his trophy cabinet over the weekend, with Ronnie O'Sullivan beating Marco Fu in front of a record crowd of 9000 onlookers.

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The world champion had to survive a fightback from Fu in the match, but this unbelievable 114 finish from O'Sullivan, which included 12 blues and no blacks.

Ronnie O'Sullivan on the Hong Kong Snooker Masters

O'Sullivan was full of praise for the tournament as a whole and after his win he described it as "the best tournament I have probably ever played in"

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The 46-year-old said:

First of all, I want to say, this is the best tournament I have probably ever played in. I’ve never played in front of more than 3,000 fans, and that was at the Queen Elizabeth.
To have 9,000 fans watching a snooker match (is) unheard of. So hopefully we can come back year (after) year, because the fans have been fantastic. It has probably been the best week as a snooker player to play snooker. So I just want to thank everyone for making this such a special tournament.
It’s been a hard three years for everybody. For us to be able to play snooker in Hong Kong, and for the Hong Kong people to come and be able to watch live sport again, I think we are the first sport to do that, is just great. I have to thank the Hong Kong Snooker Association for making this happen.
Ronnie O'Sullivan was also full of praise for his opponent, Hong Kong native Marco FU with the snooker World number 100 coming close to causing an upset.
O'Sullivan said:
We’re like a family on tour. We play every week, we see each other all the time. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but to play Marco in front of the Hong Kong fans is like a dream. Marco is the number one Hong Kong player ever and to have that chance to play him in his home tournament is a fantastic experience for me.
So happy to see Marco back. He was off the tour for a couple of years. His health is good, and you could just see the class is always there. So it’s great to see him back. Great to see him play fantastic snooker, and I'm sure he’ll be winning some tournaments very soon.
The win means O'Sullivan has now won a snooker trophy in 29 of the last 30 years, an unbelievable record from the English man.

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