Ronnie O’Sullivan names players ‘better than him’ at certain aspects of snooker

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Ronnie O’Sullivan is happy to admit that other players are stronger than him in certain areas (Picture: Getty Images)

Ronnie O’Sullivan picked out the likes of John Higgins, Neil Robertson and Kyren Wilson as players better than him in some aspects of snooker, claiming that he is the absolute worst in a couple of departments of the game.

The Rocket was answering question’s in Eurosport’s entertaining ‘Who’s better?’ feature, where players are hit with areas of the sport and they must admit who – if anyone – is better than them.

Always extremely complimentary towards his old rival John Higgins’ game, it was no surprise to see O’Sullivan pick out the Wizard of Wishaw in three categories.

The Englishman reckons the Scot has the edge on him in safety play, temperament and clearing up.

O’Sullivan also gave Kyren Wilson the nod as a better rest-player than him and Neil Robertson as a superior long-potter.



Ronnie O’Sullivan’s ‘Who’s better’ answers

Rest-player – Kyren Wilson

Safety-player – John Higgins

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Long-potting – Neil Robertson

Temperament – John Higgins

Break-building – Tough, but if I was to say someone, probably Judd [Trump]

Clearing up – John Higgins

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Ronnie O’Sullivan always credits John Higgins as his greatest rival (Picture: Getty Images)

Practicing – Everybody

Breaking-off – Everybody

Being ambidextrous- Nah, I’m taking that one, it’s the only thing I’m better than everybody else at

Polishing shoes – Everybody because I’ve never polished them

Ironing their shirt – Marco Fu

Enjoying themselves off the table – Maybe Mark Williams, he seems to enjoy his life off the table

O’Sullivan reluctantly suggested Judd Trump could be better than him at break-building, but really seemed like he wanted to choose himself, saying: ‘ Tough, but if I was to say someone, probably Judd.’

The Rocket was being humble, but one category he couldn’t deny his greatness in was being ambidextrous, saying: ‘Nah, I’m taking that one, it’s the only thing I’m better than everybody else at.’

The 45-year-old was especially self-deprecating, though, when it came to breaking-off and practicing, at which he claimed that every single other professional is better than him.

O’Sullivan was speaking during the Northern Ireland Open where he is looking to claim the title for the first time after reaching the last three finals and losing all three to Judd Trump by the same 9-7 scoreline.


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