The Rocket Can Be The Master Again
Ronnie O’Sullivan has won more Triple Crown snooker tournaments than any other player in the history of the sport. Depending on your age and era you will have a view on who is the greatest player ever. Fred and Joe Davis, Steve (no relation) and Stephen Hendry would get plenty of votes. The maverick that was Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins could do things with a snooker cue that all those greats could only imagine. Jimmy White was another ‘character’ who made the game look easy.
However, O’SULLIVAN has claims to be the all time great and he is Evens with Ladbrokes to win the Masters for a record eighth time this week. He should ease past Ryan Day in his second round match which starts this afternoon.
In any sport there will be debates about its greatest exponents but comparing achievements from different eras is impossible. Pele is considered to be the best football player who ever lived but if you were born in the last 30 years Lionel Messi would be top of your list. In tennis Roger Federer must come close to being the best ever player and at 37 he is still going strong.
It must be galling for Andy Murray to see his contemporary still contending in Grand Slam tournaments while his career is all but over at the age of 31. In fact Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal still have majors in them and Murray’s three great rivals are prominent in the outright betting for the Australian Open. FEDERER is 9/2 with bet365 to win it this year.
Enable and Winx are the best race horses of the current generation and Frankel achieved one of the best ratings. However, some of the older generation believe Arkle will always be the greatest horse in the history of racing, over jumps or on the Flat. It’s fair to say nobody would suggest any of the horses running in Britain today would appear in a list of the top 100 horses who ever raced round the world. The handicap chase over three miles at Wincanton (2.25) is the richest race of the day. GARRANE has the form and potential improvement to be the selection at 9/2 with bet365.