O'Sullivan Retains Shanghai Masters Crown
This is the only time to date Carter has beaten O'Sullivan in a professional match, besides beating him in the group stages of the Championship League. O'Sullivan won the Shanghai Masters defending the title he won last year, beating Barry Hawkins 11—9 in the final.
This was O'Sullivan's first tournament of the season. O'Sullivan plays in a fast and attacking manner. He is a prolific breakbuilder and solid tactical player. He has stated his disdain for long, drawn-out games, saying that it harms the game of snooker. While not quite possessing the same power in his left arm, being ambidextrous enables him to attempt shots with his left hand that would otherwise require awkward cueing with a rest or spider.
When he first displayed this left-handed ability in the World Championship against Alain Robidoux , the Canadian accused him of disrespect.
He played three frames of snooker against former world championship runner-up Rex Williams , winning all three. The charge of bringing the game into disrepute was subsequently dropped.
He is considered by many to be the most naturally talented player in the history of the sport,  with some labelling him a "genius". O'Sullivan is one of the most popular players on the circuit,  noted for being a "showman",  and has helped improve the image of snooker to the general public.
In March , Eurosport announced that it had signed an exclusive deal with O'Sullivan to make him its global ambassador for snooker, with the goal of driving the sport's international appeal. He also wrote for Yahoo!
O'Sullivan wrote a crime novel, titled Framed , which was published in The novel is not autobiographical but is somewhat inspired by his early experiences and family life. O'Sullivan was born in Wordsley in the West Midlands. He is the cousin of female snooker player Maria Catalano , who has been ranked number one in the women's game. O'Sullivan has three children: Taylor-Ann Magnus born from a two-year relationship with Sally Magnus;  and Lily born and Ronnie born from a relationship with Jo Langley, whom he met at Narcotics Anonymous.
He has been labelled a perfectionist,  and highly self-critical,  even in victory. In , media sources carried reports that O'Sullivan had converted to Islam , but despite his self-professed interest in the faith, these reports were proved to be false.
However, he denies having a firm commitment to any religion. O'Sullivan is a keen football fan and a supporter of Arsenal. O'Sullivan joined the Labour Party, and became the first celebrity to endorse Jeremy Corbyn in the general election. O'Sullivan is a close friend of Steve Peters ,  who has been influential on his career. Ronnie O'Sullivan has made fourteen maximum breaks in recorded, competitive play. This is the highest number of such maximums completed by any player in the history of the game.
However, here O'Sullivan was eventually convinced to pot the final black by the referee Jan Verhaas. In an interview, he asserted his right to enhance his own enjoyment of the game, as well as the spectacle for his fans, by engaging in such characterful, mischievous, and showmanlike behaviour.
O'Sullivan's first break against Mick Price in their second round tie at the world championship set a still-standing world record for the fastest maximum in the history of the game.
Guinness World Records recorded the time of the break at 5 minutes and 20 seconds. Since then, O'Sullivan has had the following century tallies per season, leaving his career total at:. Since then, O'Sullivan has won the following prize money amounts per season, leaving his career total at:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 18 January Retrieved 8 September World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Retrieved 9 September Retrieved 14 April Retrieved 22 April Retrieved 28 January O'Sullivan eases into semi-finals".
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Not a usual shape nowadays but who can argue! Well the snooker tip of Kyren Wilson looks like a standard domed tip in shape although at first glance the whole tip looks a bit miss-shaped. Looking closely, it seems that he may actually favour chalking the top part of the tip a little more?
Well this looks like a very tidy domed snooker tip shape. Giles Martin fitted this for Mark and has made a very neat job of burnishing the tip edges to protect the shape of the tip and help prevent mushrooming. Again we can see that this is s standard dome type snooker tip shape. On the side the tip has been burnished to prevent mushrooming and it does make the tip look neater.
It shows how small the tip playing area is when you look at the chalk. It is actually a standard domed tip shape with burnished edges to help protect the tip from mushrooming, looks like a nice size snooker tip. Not a great deal of tip here which is how I like it. Burnished well on the edges and just maybe a tad mushroomed but not much.
This a standard dome shaped snooker tip for Marco here; nothing out of the ordinary and a reasonable distance height from the ferrule. Professional Snooker Player Tip Shapes.