Ronnie O’Sullivan once again proved why he is considered one of the greatest snooker players of all time as he secured a staggering seventh World Snooker Championship title earlier this month.
O’Sullivan was absolutely purring as he cruised through the early rounds at the Crucible in Sheffield before eventually booking his spot in the final against Judd Trump.
It was to be more of the same in the showpiece event as, despite some manful resistance from Trump, O’Sullivan romped to the title with a comfortable win.
Trump, who knew he was in the presence of greatness, was gracious in defeat, despite being more than deserving of the title himself considering the brilliant tournament he had.
Both men are absolute superstars of the game but even they have to sit back and admire what some of their counterparts are capable of.
Trump, in particular, had a front-row seat to one of the greatest snooker escapes you could ever hope to see when Stuart Bingham unleashed some true wizardry on the table during their semi-final in 2015.
Backed into a real corner, Bingham showed a true mastery over the cue ball as he checked it off the cushion with some vicious spin to clip the yellow at the other end of the table.
The stunned commentators could only describe the shot as ‘unbelievable’.
The magic didn’t end there, however, as the cue ball then crept back down the table and settled in an awful spot, leaving Trump snookered in his own right.
It was a truly spectacular bit of play that was more than worthy of the ovation it received and the praise that rang down from the commentary booth.
The thrilling clash would go down to the final frame with Bingham just edging out Trump to claim his spot in the final.
That was all the encouragement he would need as Bingham then went one step further, beating Shaun Murphy in the final to claim the biggest prize in the game.