Ronnie O'Sullivan Knocks In His 14th Career Maximum In China Open
Imagine being as good at anything as Ronnie O'Sullivan is at snooker. The Rocket is so good that even when he's being bad he can still do something that others just can't get near.
At his best no one can hold a candle to Ronnie O'Sullivan on the green baize, that's true of pretty much anyone who has played sport ever, even the greats Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis. When O'Sullivan is good, he's great.
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Of course the problem over the years for the Londoner is that he's not always good. It's usually his own mind and the fact he's not all that bothered about it that gets in his way.
The 42 year old has won two tournaments this year in the World Grand Prix and Players Championship and is now in the China Open, hoping for a third title in 2018.
But the world number two is in his usual spot of bother against fellow Englishman Elliot Slessor, who is world ranked 73. O'Sullivan was losing 4-0 when out of seemingly nowhere knocked in a maximum 147 break, the 14th of his career:
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Ronnie O'Sullivan now accounts for over 10% of all official 147s ever made.- bet365 (@bet365) April 3, 2018
That's more than Steve Davis, Ken Doherty, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Judd Trump and Neil Robertson combined. pic.twitter.com/H083d19sFy
15 x reds- bet365 (@bet365) April 3, 2018
15 x blacks
1 x yellow
1 x green
1 x brown
1 x blue
1 x pink
1 x black
4-0 down and returns from the break with a 147.
:heart_eyes: Ronnie O'Sullivan: Perfection. :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/UkZWy3woXq
It is Ronnie's 14th maximum of his career and his first since one against Matthew Selt at the UK championships in 2014. But despite having a hiatus from them it stretches his lead as the world record holder of them.
Next in line is retired Stephen Hendry on 11.
Just to go along with Ronnie's usual up and down form he went on to lose the fifth frame.
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