5 moments Ronnie O’Sullivan would rather forget

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Ronnie O’Sullivan crashed out of the World Snooker Championship in a final-frame decider against Anthony McGill.

It is not the first time the six-times world champion has fallen to an unexpected defeat at the Crucible.

Here, the PA news agency picks out five moments the ‘Rocket’ would rather forget.

2021 – round two: Anthony McGill 13-12

Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 – Day Seven – The Crucible
Anthony McGill held his nerve to sink Ronnie O’Sullivan (George Wood/PA)

2019 – round one: James Cahill 10-8

2019 Betfred Snooker World Championship – Day Four – The Crucible
James Cahill pulled off one of snooker’s greatest shocks (Nigel French/PA)

2010 – quarter-final: Mark Selby 13-11

Betway UK Championships – Day Twelve – York Barbican
Ronnie O’Sullivan’s loss to Mark Selby left him questioning his future (Mike Egerton/PA)

2005 – quarter-final: Peter Ebdon 13-11

Snooker – Betfred.com World Snooker Championships – Day Three – The Crucible Theatre
Peter Ebdon’s slow play bored Ronnie O’Sullivan senseless (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

2000 – first round: David Gray 10-9

David Gray pulled off a shock win over Ronnie O’Sullivan (Alistair Wilson/PA Archive)

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