Snooker scores LIVE - Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui updates from Masters

Snooker scores LIVE – Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ding Junhui updates from Masters

Ahead of his first-round showdown as he bids for a record-extending eighth title at the Masters, Barry Hearn believes Ronnie O’Sullivan can, and should, continue for years to come.

There has been plenty of talk around O’Sullivan’s future following numerous admissions from him, but Hearn believes he can keep on going.

“Ronnie O’Sullivan is actually capable of playing for years yet, looking at him I don’t see any technical reason why he doesn’t and I hope he does,” Hearn told Framed: The Snooker Podcast. “I hope he embraces his role, when he looks back on his legacy he can say he was a great entertainer and changed the world of snooker. That would be the legacy I would be looking for from him.”