Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Shaun Murphy 10-5 to win his 6th UK Championship title on Sunday evening, equalling the record set by Steve Davis back in 1987. The Rocket reeled off five consecutive frames after coming out for the evening session at York’s Barbican Centre with the match evenly balanced at 5-5, racing to his sixth victory in this tournament some 24 years after his first, when he beat Stephen Hendry in Preston – way back in 1993.
It was further proof that even though Mark Selby is the world no.1 and the reigning world champion, O’Sullivan remains snooker’s hottest talent when he’s on top form. Selby, who also won the World Championship in 2016, is the 7/2 favourite with Paddy Power and Betfred to make it a hat-trick of world titles in Sheffield in the spring, with O’Sullivan at 9/2 with Ladbrokes, William Hill and Stan James. O’Sullivan has been world champion five times, but not since 2013.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|