It’s semi-finals day in the Masters and once again Ronnie O’Sullivan is included in the last four line-up in London.
The 43 year-old has made the tournament his home ever since making his debut as a teenager in 1994.
In his 25 appearances in the Masters, O’Sullivan has reached the semi-finals an incredible 14 times.
A dozen out of his previous 13 outings at this stage have resulted in the “Rocket” contesting the final.
O’Sullivan has translated that into a record seven titles and he stands in line to become the first player to tally an unprecedented eighth crown in a single Triple Crown event if he were to triumph on Sunday at the Alexandra Palace.
It didn’t take long for O’Sullivan to find his feet in the sport’s most prestigious invitational tournament.
A year after making his debut, the Englishman was raising the trophy aloft – he was still only 19.
It took another decade for O’Sullivan to etch his name on the Masters silverware again, but since 2005 the world number three has been an almost ever-present in the business end.
Indeed, 75% of the five-time world champion’s twelve final appearances have occurred in the last 15 years.
O’Sullivan loves to test himself against the very best in the world and there’s no greater stage to do so than in the Masters.
All three have faced O’Sullivan in high-profile matches in the Masters in the past and, in truth, it has generally taken a hall-of-famer to deny him on the rare occasions that he has been beaten in this tournament.
The question is, how well do you remember O’Sullivan’s record in the Masters?
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