O’Sullivan succeeded Judd Trump, repeating the successes of 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2013, in his seventh final, with one less title from the Scottish and record holder Stephen Hendry, but equaling the number of achievements of also Englishman Steve Davis and Welshman Ray Reardon.
‘The Rocket’ eliminated Chinese Ding Junhui in the second round, former world champion Mark Williams in the quarter-finals and the three-time World Cup winner Mark Selby in the semi-finals.
In the final, O’Sullivan won seven consecutive games against the sixth in the hierarchy, after reaching the final day with a 10-7 advantage, ending the decision in the first duel of the night session.
The sixth world title was sealed in about 10 minutes with a ‘break’ of 96 (104-1) in the 26th frame, allowing the one who is considered the most talented player ever, even because he is ambidextrous, to add 37 titles ranking, more than Stephen Hendry.
"The greatest snooker player of all-time" @ronnieo147 lifts his SIXTH World Championship title ?
— Eurosport (@eurosport) August 16, 2020
? 6x World champion
? 7x UK champion
? 7x Masters champion
? 20 Triple Crowns
? A record 37th ranking title
? 1,061 century breaks
? 15 147s
? Legendary brilliance on the table
? Legendary entertainment off it
? Ronnie O'Sullivan, the GOAT pic.twitter.com/jeDAixy07w
— Sporting Life Racing (@SportingLife) August 16, 2020