Ronnie O'Sullivan hopes to become 40-year-old world champion

O'Sullivan hopes to become 40-year-old world champion
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Ronnie O'Sullivan reveals that one of his ambitions is to clinch a world title in his 40s, a feat that has not been achieved since Ray Reardon won at the Crucible in 1978.

Ronnie O'Sullivan has revealed that one of his ambitions is to win a world title in his 40s.

The 38-year-old claimed his fifth Masters crown on Sunday, beating defending champion Mark Selby 10-4 in a one-sided final at Alexandra Palace.

O'Sullivan has also claimed the World Championship on five occasions and would become the oldest Crucible winner since 45-year-old Ray Reardon in 1978 if he adds a sixth.

Speaking after his victory over Selby, O'Sullivan said: "To get five Masters titles is a dream, I also have five world titles and four UK titles, it is more than I dreamed I would get.

"I am older than Mark and some of these guys, giving him eight years, so it is great to still be competing with them.

"I would like to go on and be a player who wins a world title at 40, when you see what the likes of Tom Watson have done on golf. Three on the bounce would be great."

O'Sullivan, who has won the last two World Championships, will turn 40 in December 2015.

Ronnie O'Sullivan of England poses with the trophy and his son Ronnie after beating Barry Hawkins of England to win the Betfair World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre on May 6, 2013
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