O’Sullivan wins seventh Masters


Ronny O'Sullivan admits he "got lucky" when beating Joe Perry 10-7 in the Dafabet Masters Final on Sunday evening.

O’Sullivan now holds the record for winning the Masters title on seven occasions, but had to battle back to take the championship after finding himself 4-1 behind following a sluggish start.

However O’Sullivan showed his class to take the next seven frames, including the last three before the afternoon interval, which levelled matters at 4-4.

Perry fought back bravely to take the next two frames to make it 8-6, but then spurned the chance to close the gap to just a frame before O’Sullivan took control again to see out the match.

“Joe played a brilliant tournament, a really good match and he should’ve beaten me, I got lucky – I stole it,” says O’Sullivan. “Joe will come again and he is a tough competitor.

“I’m just relieved to have got over the line. The fans have been unbelievable and I really enjoyed this week. It is great to get some records, I still have the World Championship one to get.

“When I was younger I was just happy to win one, so to win seven, someone up there is looking after me. I just appreciate every opportunity to play in front of these fans.”


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