Five-times champion Ronnie O’Sullivan beat the first-round adversary Thepchaiya Un-Nooh of Thailand 10-1 at the World Snooker Championship shortly to establish the precedent for the quickest match in Crucible history on Monday.
O’Sullivan, who drove 8-1 at the end of play on Sunday, remained consistent with his moniker ‘The Rocket’ when he won the two edges required in under 30 minutes to turn into the primary man to dominate a game in less than two hours.
The record was recently held by England’s Shaun Murphy who blanked China’s Luo Honghao 10-0 in the first round a year ago in quite a while however O’Sullivan crushed the record by 41 minutes, after which he forgot about his accomplishment.
“I’m not so much disturbed by records, I quit making a fuss over records when I contacted them and they didn’t generally give you that buzz for long,” O’Sullivan, 44, said after the match where he had two-century breaks.
“They’re decent when you’re pursuing them yet once you get them they’re misrepresented from numerous points of view. So I think you simply accept each game as it comes and it’s only ideal to be out there playing some snooker.”
The Englishman will play Ding Junhui of China in the second round.
O’Sullivan sought contention before the competition when he said players were being dealt with like “guinea pigs” at the World Championship as he scrutinized a choice to permit onlookers into the Crucible Theater in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In any case, when coronavirus diseases began to spike in the nation, the British government settled on a U-turn on its choice to permit fans to go to chosen preliminary occasions, intended to ‘stress test’ new rules on an arrival to normal live game.