onnie O’Sullivan retakes the table in the World Snooker Championship Final this afternoon boasting a commanding lead over Judd Trump.
‘The Rocket’ withstood a heated row with match referee Olivier Marteel in Sunday’s first session to open up a strong 12-5 advantage by close of play in the best-of-35 frame showpiece as he bids to pull level with Stephen Hendry with a record-tying seventh Crucible triumph in the modern era.
The great O’Sullivan already holds the record for the most ranking title triumphs in snooker history, with 38.
A second world title is at risk of swiftly slipping away for Trump, who is facing his “hero” having fought off Mark Williams’ comeback to win his semi-final 17-16 on Saturday.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to play Ronnie in the final,” he said. “Ronnie was a hero of mine growing up, and he’s already the best player that’s ever lived, but I think he wants to confirm it by winning a seventh title. He tries to play it down, but I think he’s more determined than ever.”
O’Sullivan, meanwhile, cruised past John Higgins 17-11 in his last-four contest. A £500,000 prize and the World No1 spot are also up for grabs in Sheffield.
Here are all the details for tuning in today…
Where to watch O’Sullivan vs Trump
Terrestrial TV channel: BBC Two will continue to show the final live on Monday, with the action resuming at 1pm BST. The concluding evening session, if required, starts at 7pm on the same channel.
Satellite TV: Eurosport is also carrying live coverage of the final.
Live stream: The entire final is free to watch online for UK license-fee payers on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.