Snooker scores LIVE: O’Sullivan vs Brecel in Shanghai Masters final | Other | Sport
World Number 1 snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on world number two Luca Brecel in an exciting Shanghai Masters final today. Although no longer a ranking event, O’Sullivan and Brecel will put it on the line in China for a £210,000 prize in the first edition of this competition since 2019.
O’Sullivan has won all three of his finals, beating Judd Trump in 2017, Barry Hawkins in 2018 and Shaun Murphy in 2019. And he needs to beat reigning world champion Brecel to claim a fourth successive victory. claim at this event.
The seven-time Belgian world champion last played in the World Snooker Championship back in April, when Brecel won their quarter-final match 13-10. O’Sullivan, however, has a 3-2 head-to-head record against Brecel, who said: “It’s going to be tough playing Ronnie, he hasn’t lost here for seven years so it’s going to be a big challenge.
“I think I’m a lot more aggressive than Ronnie, he’s a little more tactical than me. I think I’m more aggressive than anybody. Ronnie’s shot selection is a little different to mine and he rejects more than me. he balls He is the best, so if I miss my chances he will win easily If I play well I will have a chance to win.
“I always want to win. It doesn’t matter who I play. I think my goal was to get to the semi-finals at least. Now that I’m in the final I look at it differently. It’s about playing to good and more entertaining. That’s always been my mindset, even when I played Selby in the world final. I tried to entertain, play fast and play well. I’ll try the same tomorrow .”
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