Ronnie O’Sullivan BETRAYS ‘artist’ Roger Federer and chooses ‘King’ Novak Djokovic for the GOAT debate

Ronnie O'Sullivan praises Novak Djokovic highly and compares him with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.


Ronnie O’Sullivan BETRAYS ‘artist’ Roger Federer and chooses ‘King’ Novak Djokovic for the GOAT debate

Roger Federer, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Novak Djokovic (Image Credit: FirstSportz)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is an English snooker player and the current World Champion. He is also the current World No.1 in snooker. Hence, it is obvious that a World No.1 must love another World No.1.

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Mr. O’Sullivan follows tennis and loves the sport. His favorite player is Novak Djokovic. He regards him highly for his tremendous zeal and energy and what he has been able to achieve despite the presence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the Tour.

In a recent interview, Mr. O’Sullivan talks about his love for tennis and how Novak Djokovic stands out in The Big Three. He even thinks that if the Serbian would have played another sport, he still would have been a champion.

Yes, it’s terrific. I love tennis and I love watching his career. I love watching Federer and Nadal, the three greatest players of all time, but Novak looks to me like he’s going to be the king of them all. He’s doing amazing things on a tennis court. He is simply a champion of champions. Everyone, whether you play football or golf, whether you’re a tennis player or a hockey player, no matter what sport you play, everyone pays attention to Djokovic,” Mr. O’Sullivan said.

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He is on a par with the best athletes in any sport, with what he has achieved in tennis and what he continues to achieve. He is a phenomenal player,” he continued.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan is inspired by Novak Djokovic and hence wants to switch to tennis

Ronnie O'Sullivan and Novak Djokovic (Image Credit: FirstSportz)
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Novak Djokovic (Image Credit: FirstSportz)

The top-ranked snooker player also expressed his desire to trade places with the 10-time Australian Open champion and wants to play in the tennis stadiums rather than on pool tables for once. He is highly influenced by Novak Djokovic and wants to emulate his favorite player on the courts.

“I don’t know how he is in snooker. I’m not sure he plays a lot of pool. But listen, if you’re good at one ball sport, you’re usually good at another. I would trade races anyway, so to speak. I’d like to do what he does on a tennis court instead of a snooker table. They play in big stadiums. All the Grand Slam tournaments, all the big tournaments. It’s a hard life to be a tennis player, but when you’re at the top and you play some of the places they play, it’s good,” Ronnie O’Sullivan added.

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Ronnie O’ Sullivan is currently participating in the Snooker World Championship which is being held in Sheffield, UK. He has won this tournament seven times in his career which is a record in itself. He is eyeing for his eighth World Championship title.

It is similar to Novak Djokovic’s septuple triumphs at Wimbledon. The Serb too will try to win his career’s eightth Championship gentleman’s singles title this summer and equal Roger Federer’s record of as many victories in his career.

However, what is interesting to note is that last year he called the 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer an ‘artist’. He even compared himself with the Swiss maestro and wanted to emulate him in snooker.

“It is a lot harder to win tournaments playing Federer’s style than Nadal. Nadal will break you down. Djokovic will break you down. They are like machines, but Federer is a bit of an artist. So playing that style in an individual sport is going to leave you open to being picked off or maybe worn down in many situations,” Mr. O’Sullivan had told in an interview.

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Although, he did not directly named the greatest player of all time in this interview but hinted at Roger Federer for the title.

A little bit like Federer in tennis. Who is the greatest of all time? Statistically, you would say Nadal, but the way he did it, a lot of people would say Federer is the greatest of all time. So it depends on how you want to judge it, I suppose,” he had said.

This year he made his tilt towards Novak Djokovic.

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