Ronnie’s ex-rival says that snooker icon ‘would not respect many different gamers’

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s former rival Stephen Hendry has admitted the Rocket would not respect many different gamers on the tour.

O’Sullivan, 48, is among the biggest snooker gamers to ever decide up a cue, and his dominance has unfold over a lot of many years. However, that dominance has led to him “not respecting” different gamers based on his nice rival Hendry.

The Rocket has usually voiced his criticism in the direction of opposition gamers, lately telling John Astley to contemplate a brand new profession on the Welsh Open. Speaking on ITV, Hendry mentioned: “I feel Mark [Selby] does consider himself as an equal to Ronnie.

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“He sort of played it down a little bit in the interview by saying he cherishes the matches he has had with Ronnie. But he feels at the top of his game, he’s an equal. There’s no doubt that Ronnie doesn’t have respect for many players out there, let’s get it right.

“He does with Mark Selby. He is aware of when Mark Selby’s at his greatest, he can beat him.”

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Snooker pundit Stephen Hendry
Stephen Hendry shared a fantastic rivalry with Ronnie O’Sullivan

And Selby was at his greatest when the duo met on Thursday on the Players Championship.

The Rocket was whitewashed in lower than two hours as Selby booked his spot within the semi-finals. “To beat Ronnie in any tournament is a great scoreline, to beat him in the way I did, I am very, very pleased. It was more or less faultless,” Selby mentioned after the sport.

“It is a huge game and if you can’t get up for matches like that, you might as well put your cue away. I felt confident I could win, because if you don’t then more often than not the scoreline will be the other way.”