Everyone will be watching Ronnie O’Sullivan this afternoon as he continues to take on Ali Carter in the World Snooker Championships final in Sheffield, as Bet365 announce they have a live stream on the remaining sessions from the Crucible.
The 36-year-old has hinted that this could be the last time he ever plays in this tournament, making the final extra special. If he is to go out, he will want to go out with a bang and show the Crucible audience what they have been missing.
As for his path to the final so far, O’Sullivan has looked extremely confident, almost unstoppable at times. The three-time Champion also seems extremely relaxed in himself, enjoying his snooker arguably more than ever.
The fans will be keen to see him at his best too as O’Sullivan has always been the great entertainer of snooker. Everyone with final tickets will be pleased that he has made it all the way to the final game of the 2012 tournament, no doubt about that.
Looking at the semi-final matches these two players went through, O’Sullivan progressed past Matthew Stevens with a 17-10 victory, while Carter defeated Stephen Maguire 17-12 as he aims for his first World Snooker title.
The O’Sullivan v Carter match-up is actually a repeat of the 2008 final. In this contest, O’Sullivan‘s quality shone through for a comfortable victory and he will want this to be the case again as he takes a lead going into Sunday.
Carter is enjoying his snooker at the moment though and he will want to upset the odds for a famous victory. Not many people expect him to deliver, so the pressure is lifted in that regard.
As for O’Sullivan, he will be as relaxed as ever as he looks to play his natural game, searching for a fourth – and possibly last – World Snooker Championship title.
It certainly has the potential to be an epic battle, as O’Sullivan takes a narrow lead going into Sunday’s session. Which way will it go?