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World Snooker Championship 2024: Ronnie O’Sullivan goals for eighth Crucible title


O’Sullivan has received each the Masters and UK Championship a file eight instances and one other Crucible success would transfer him away from Stephen Hendry’s seven world titles.

“With the season Ronnie’s had he’ll nonetheless are available in as favorite,” Trump added.

“He has a whole lot of strain on him and it might be humungous to get the 8-8-8 [World, UK and Masters titles] in the identical season. There’s extra expectation on him than previously 10 years.”

Trump beat John Higgins 18-9 within the 2019 closing, however misplaced to O’Sullivan 18-13 within the 2022 showpiece.

Nonetheless, they can’t meet on this yr’s closing as Belgium’s reigning champion Luca Brecel is the highest seed, which means Trump and O’Sullivan would play within the semi-finals in the event that they received there.

“I’d’ve cherished to have performed him in one other closing however in a semi-final he can be extra susceptible,” mentioned Trump, who will solely be happy with lifting the trophy on 6 Could.

“Until I win it is a failure. If I am going residence from a event and never received, it is a failure. It is a horrible feeling, dropping, and something lower than a win is just not adequate. Even when I misplaced to Ronnie within the semi-finals it might really feel a failure.”

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