The “Rocket” (aleady five times world champion) achieved the fastest victory ever at the World Cup in Sheffield.
He needed only 1 hour and 48 minutes, to beat the Thai Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the first round
During this time frame Thepchaiya Un-Nooh managed to win one frame. Final Score Ronnie O’ Sullvan 10 – Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1.
Holder of the previous record, was Shaun Murphy, who needed 2 hours and 29 minutes last year to beat Chinese Luo Honghao 10-0.
The average snooker player takes about 23.5 seconds per shot but Ronnie at this match took only 14.
O’Sullivan, already 44 years old, had already set a few speed records at the World Cup in The Crucible.
In 1996 he played the fastest match in a best-of-25 frames when he beated Maltese Tony Drago in 2 hours and 47 minutes 13-4.
His most spectacular speed record is from the 1997 World Cup, when he only needed five minutes and eight seconds for a 147 maximum break.
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