Ronnie O'Sullivan has said Judd Trump's 'lovely words' blew him away after World Snooker Championship win

Ronnie O'Sullivan has said Judd Trump's 'lovely words' blew him away after World Snooker Championship win

RONNIE O' SULLIVAN broke down in tears after winning the World Snooker Championship for the record equalling seventh time in his career.  

The Rocket's win brings him level with Stephen Hendry's record in Sheffield. 

O' Sullivan has now become the oldest winner of the tournament. 

The 46-year-old shared a warm hug with his opponent, Jude Trump after winning 18-13 in the final.  

Speaking to Eurosport after O' Sullivan mentioned that he was 'blown away' by what Trump said to him. 

"It's relief," The Rocket said. 

"It's just a really hard tournament, just to get through the matches, it's long, drawn-out. 

I don't know what to say. I was so emotional. I was emotional because of the drain and the effort and to finally just get over the line. 

"I just never thought it would happen and I just gave him a big hug and I'm just sobbing in his arms. He just said some such lovely words. 

"What he said to me just blew me away to be honest with you. It just blew me away and I love Judd. 

"I love him, he's a good lad, he's a great lad. I didn't realise what he thought of me until then. I didn't realise how he sees me and how I've kind of helped or been part of his development. 

"It's great for snooker that we've got someone like Judd, playing the way he plays. And there's a couple more coming through. It's going to be brilliant. That's my best result ever I think." 

When asked if his the moment with Trump was the nicest moment at the Crucible ever, O'Sullivan said: "Without a doubt. What he said, Judd, just done me in! Honestly." 

Trump shared his delight at being able to share a table with the snooker legend and said" "I was just glad to make a match out of it," Trump said.  

"It's been a pleasure to share a table with him. 

"It's an amazing achievement and he's the best player of all time - he keeps getting better and better.  

His determination and dedication are clear to see. He's been the best player in this tournament by quite a distance."