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Ronnie O'Sullivan compared to Roger Federer and Lionel Messi – 'On a different level'

Ronnie O’Sullivan has been compared to sporting greats such as Lionel Messi and Roger Federer by Alan McManus. The star won the seventh Snooker World Championship of his career at the Crucible on Monday to go level on titles with Stephen Hendry.

‘The Rocket’ beat Judd Trump 18-13 in Sheffield to continue his spell as the world No 1. The snooker icon only trailed for one frame throughout the entire match to barely give Trump a chance of winning the trophy.

His exploits throughout his career have constantly seen him dubbed as the greatest snooker player of all time, having won seven of the eight world championship finals he has featured in. And fellow snooker hero McManus has claimed that he is “on a different level” to anyone who has ever played the sport in the past.

“He’s on a completely different level to anyone who’s ever lifted a piece of wood. It’s as simple as that,” McManus told Eurosport. “He’s got a talent that is beyond my comprehension. It really is.


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