RONNIE O’SULLIVAN says he wants his golden form to continue for as long as possible.
The Rocket successfully defended his Champion of champions title in Coventry last night (Sunday) after thwarting off a stong fightback from Judd Trump to win 10-7.
The victory earned O’Sullivan his first silverware of the season and becomes the latest major title he has earned in recent years following his triumphs in two World Championships, Welsh Open, Masters and last year’s first Champion of Champions.
O’Sullivan was in majestic form throughout the final hitting four centuries and six breaks of 50 plus in an absorbing final between two of the hottest properties in the game.
“I was playing like this when I was 15/16 and then was playing absolutely rubbish for 16 years but I just dug in because I was stubborn,” he joked after clinching the win in style with a 109 break.
“Since I’ve been working with Steve Peters for the last three years I’ve just found the form that I knew I was capable of.
“It is nice to be able to play that well and I’m just hoping it lasts and whenever it ends it ends, but at least it has ending on a high for me.”
O’Sullivan also praised for Trump for an outstanding display which saw him take on his opponent at his own game
“I played as well as I could today. He forced me to play that well because he is so dangerous and he pots so well. He’s got that attitude where he doesn’t look worried about anything and he put me under pressure.
“I was happy to have been involved in one of the best games you will probably ever see.”