Trump’s words in particular touched O’Sullivan, as he said after the final Eurosport– Explanation of the study. “I gave him a big hug and sobbed in his arms. He had beautiful words,” revealed the 46-year-old. “He just blew me away,” he admitted, explaining his tears: “I love Judd. He’s a good guy. I didn’t understand how he felt about me until now.”
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After the final, he hailed him in the arena as “the best of all time” and thanked O’Sullivan again. “He has always been so good to me in his career. He trained with me when I was young to learn things from him,” said the winner of the March Turkish Masters, making it clear that it was an honor for him to be able to play this final with the legend of snooker.
O’Sullivan could barely contain his emotion. The hug at the end of the game was “without a doubt” his most emotional moment at the Crucible Theater, he said with tears in his eyes in the studio. Eurosport.
“It’s a different kind of respect. I didn’t know how he perceived me and what role I played in his development,” O’Sullivan admitted, returning praise to Trump. “He’s already one of the greats of snooker because he plays the right way. Snooker he can be proud and lucky to have it. “
The (now) seven-time world champion is therefore not worried about the future of the sport. “That’s great for the snooker that we have Judd,” O’Sullivan said, adding, “There are some coming like a Zhao Xintong. It’s going to be great.”
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“I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.’ I was so tired and I said to myself, ‘I have to get myself together because small mistakes can cost you three or four frames,'” explained O’Sullivan. But the 46-year-old has kept his nerve. “If I hadn’t recovered, I wouldn’t have won the game. So it was very tough. Very tough,” he admitted.
The new champion also described his seventh world title as the “best result” of his career. An impressive career that reached a new peak this evening in Sheffield. Yet: rarely was O’Sullivan seen as emotionally as Monday night. When asked about the best time at the Crucible Theater, he said frankly, “Without a doubt. What Judd told me left me speechless.”
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