O'Sullivan is arguably the greatest player of all time, but many commentators believe 30-year-old Trump could be a future contender for that title. O'Sullivan is chasing a sixth ranking title this season to move two adrift of Hendry's all-time record of 36. Ronnie O'Sullivan edging towards Stephen Hendry's World Snooker Championship record had nothing to do with the Scot's decision to come out of retirement. The pre-match barbs backfired on O'Sullivan as he lost 17-13 to a fired up Hendry in the semi-finals, who also admitted it is the only grudge match he ever played at the iconic Sheffield venue. Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Stephen hendry 2002 semi final 2 years ago. O'Sullivan beats Wilson to win sixth world title “When you talk about Ronnie and Stephen, it’s like comparing Mohamed Ali and Mike Tyson. He then compared O’Sullivan and Hendry's impact to the disruption caused in boxing by Ali and Mike Tyson. O'Sullivan said: "I played him in the semi-finals a couple of years ago and we had this miss rule. This has served him in good stead for all those tricky shots a right hander would face. O'Sullivan revealed the strength of his feelings about Hendry after beating Stephen Lee in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. However, Hendry set the record during a period when fewer ranking events were available per season. Ray Reardon left coached O'Sullivan for two years from 2004. Stephen Hendry enjoyed a fierce rivalry with Ronnie O’Sullivan during his record-breaking career. Hendry 4-16 O'Sullivan. Ronnie O'Sullivan has apologised to his opponent Stephen Hendry and fans after walking out of his Maplin UK Championship quarter-final on Thursday. O'Sullivan had been in irresistible form in the morning, making breaks of 93, 57, 87, 133, 135, 85 and 70 to inflict Hendry's first ever session whitewash at The Crucible. The seven-time world champion had never lost a session 8-0 in nearly 20 years of travelling to Sheffield. Stephen Hendry believes his 'needle match' with Ronnie O'Sullivan at the 2002 World Snooker Championship was the last time he played well at … He admitted he was furious with the Scot for accusing him of a deliberate miss when they last faced each other at the Crucible. O'Sullivan said: "Anyone who knows me knows I'm a perfectionist. O'Sullivan, speaking after grinding out a less than fluid 13-10 victory over Stephen Lee, pointed out an example of their match a couple of years ago as the source of the ill-feeling. 2002 World Championship Semi-Final: Hendry 17-13 O’Sullivan. Meetings between snooker players Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump: Match results, Frame scores, centuries, prize money, statistics - Snooker Database of Results & Statistics Ronnie O'Sullivan's sixth World Championship broke Stephen Hendry's record for the most career ranking titles and also extended his all-time Triple Crown tally to 20. Hendry takes on a long red, which he misses and Ronnie has a few loose reds to play with at 0-0. Hendry 3-0 O'Sullivan 3.30 PM: Too much confidence is a bad thing. Ronnie vs Hendry! And to think that I said the 1999 match was a one-off, this time around in their second world semi-final it was even better as Hendry and O’Sullivan played out my favourite snooker match of all-time to a stunning standard. Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O’Sullivan have already got together a couple of times on the social media platform. Ronnie is a natural talent and is a maestro. His attitude coupled with skill would outplay Ronnie in the long term. The fact that he can play entire rounds with his weaker hand is a shining facet of this. Crucible Classic: Stephen Hendry Denies Ronnie O'sullivan in a Maginificent way! O’Sullivan is now one behind Hendry’s record of seven world titles but has overtaken him at the top of the list of ranking event wins with 37. Hendry 4-15 O'Sullivan. Meetings between snooker players Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui: Match results, Frame scores, centuries, prize money, statistics - Snooker Database of Results & Statistics UK Championship final v Stephen Hendry, 1993. O'Sullivan, who had defeated Hendry 17-4 in the 2004 semi-final, resumed in the the evening in the same vein as the morning onslaught. Meetings between snooker players John Higgins and Ronnie O'Sullivan: Match results, Frame scores, centuries, prize money, statistics - Snooker Database of Results & Statistics But the Scot fails to take full advantage and O'Sullivan gleefully moves to within two of victory. Ronnie O'Sullivan says winning a seventh world title to draw alongside Stephen Hendry would be "fantastic" but he has had "a wonderful career" even if he does not achieve the feat. By Will Jennings Stephen Hendry's title-winning days at the top of world snooker are not over yet, warns six-time world champion and former rival Ronnie O’Sullivan. Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ding Junhui meet in a blockbuster second round match at the World Snooker Championship this week and Stephen Hendry can only see one winner. Hendry. Hendry won 74 professional titles putting him second on the all-time list, behind Steve Davis; however, Hendry was the record holder for the number of ranking titles won, setting the record of 36 before it was beaten by Ronnie O'Sullivan in 2020. The former world champion was trailing 4-1 when he dramatically conceded the match after missing a red. The Premier League may be returning, but there’s more to watch on Wednesday evening as Hendry and O’Sullivan are set for another chat on Instagram Live. Frame 19: O'Sullivan is showing the first signs of fallibility, missing a relatively straightforward red to give Hendry a half-chance. Meetings between snooker players Mark Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan: Match results, Frame scores, centuries, prize money, statistics - Snooker Database of Results & Statistics Sullivan quite assuming Henry Andrew First, Pages Other Brand Website Recreation & Sports Website Master Ronnie O'Sullivanᴴᴰ Videos Dramatic Frame! When Hendry asking O'Sullivan on Instagram in April how he was handling the UK lockdown, he replied: "It's a mental test more than anything. O’Sullivan and Hendry enjoyed a rivalry on the table through the 1990s and 2000s, but they have the ultimate respect for one another. The whispers about a young player by the name of Ronnie O'Sullivan had grown to something close to … O'Sullivan: 'Rolls-Royce' Robertson and Hendry-esque Trump have stolen my thunder as No.1 O'Sullivan was outplayed in the Scottish Open final as long … That was undoubtedly a shame for traditionalists, but this was still a major prize and O'Sullivan seized the hour against Stephen Hendry, winning 10-6 for a memorable success.