14 Jan 2015

Ronnie O'Sullivan equals record

7:21 am on 14 January 2015

The English snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan has equalled the record for centuries after rolling in the 775th of his career at the Masters in London.

English snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan

English snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 39-year-old O'Sullivan, a five-times world champion, scored two centuries on his way to a 6-4 win against Ricky Walden to equal the mark set by Scotland's now retired Stephen Hendry.

O'Sullivan, who can cue with both hands, is known for his rapid break-building and also holds the record for scoring televised maximums, a feat he has accomplished 13 times.

Hendry was not surprised his mark had been equalled.

"I am not bothered, it was a matter of time," he said.

The next highest total for centuries among active players is John Higgins who has 565.

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