Ronnie O’Sullivan became snooker world number one for the first time since 2010 by edging a thrilling Tour Championship final against Neil Robertson.
The 43-year-old became the oldest world number one since Ray Reardon in 1983, after achieving the feat O’Sullivan said: “I’ve never been driven by number one as if I was I’d probably enter a few more tournaments…”
“I’m 43, 44, knocking on I’ve had the ultimate experience of being the king of my sport and I’m still fighting and still punching and I’m proud of that in many ways.”
O’Sullivan equalled Stephen Hendry’s record of 36 ranking titles, and he says his love of the game is driving him on.
“I’m just not driven by records, For me, I’d trade every ranking point I’ve made and every bit of prize money just for the experiences, the love and the highs that I’ve had from playing this game since I was a kid. You can’t buy that.”