Snooker great Ronnie O’Sullivan has placed Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on his “GOAT list” as he says he “likes winners.” O’Sullivan, a seven-time World Champion in snooker, is a big fan of tennis.
During his appearance in the Eurosport studio, O’Sullivan was asked to reveal his GOAT list. “[Novak] Djokovic, [Roger] Federer, Tiger Woods. “They would be the top ones there,” O’Sullivan told Eurosport.
In snooker, O’Sullivan is widely considered as one of the greatest in his sport’s history. So it should not really be a surprise that O’Sullivan is a big admirer of Djokovic and Federer. “I like winners.
I don’t have much time for people that don’t win. I won’t say losers, but I do love a winner,” O’Sullivan added.
O’Sullivan drew similarities between him, Djokovic
In a recent appearance for Eurosport’s podcast, O’Sullivan suggested there’s an intimidation factor in his and Djokovic’s game.
“He might go a frame, two frames, three frames, or whatever, but he is going to crumble. Not through any fault of his own: just his game, physically, mentally, it all just comes down,” O’Sullivan said on Eurosport’s The Breakdown podcast.
“It all eventually falls apart for them, do you know what I mean? I just think ‘you can’t keep this up, I can’. So it might go 4-4, but then I’ll go 12-4 up. I just think that I’m going to keep playing like that continuously and you’ve had to put everything into that 4-4, but you can’t keep doing that.
Some days you can try everything and it just doesn’t happen for you. I just look at it over a career and think ‘have I been on top most of the time?’” O’Sullivan is a big fan of tennis and he regularly follows Grand Slam tournaments.
After Federer’s career came to an end, O’Sullivan paid Federer a very touching tribute – congratulating him on an “unbelievable career” and describing him as a “massive inspiration.”