Full details of Ronnie O’Sullivan’s next match as The Rocket continues his quest for more major silverware.
O’Sullivan is a record 39-time ranking event winner, with his most recent success coming at the World Championship in May 2022.
A seven-time World Champion, ‘The Rocket’ has equalled Stephen Hendry’s record tally and is now vying to become the undisputed outright king of The Crucible.
O’Sullivan, 47, recently regained the world number one ranking and remains snooker’s biggest box office attraction with a global fanbase.
He has been an ever-present in the World Championship since 1993 and famously made the fastest-ever competitive 147 break at The Crucible in 1997, timed at five minutes and eight seconds.
In December 2020, O’Sullivan was nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, becoming the first snooker player to receive a nomination Hendry in 1990, and was nominated for a second time in December 2022.
The Rocket picked up the Hong Kong Masters and Champion of Champions titles in 2022 and also finished runner-up in the European Masters.
He is the record seven-time Masters champion, having appeared in 13 finals since making his debut as a wildcard back in 1994 and has featured in all but two stagings of the prestigious Triple Crown event since.
He returns to Alexandra Palace in 2023 as the number two seed and has been drawn to face 2021 UK Championship finalist Luca Brecel in Round One.
The match gets under way from 1pm GMT on Monday January 9 and will be contested over the best of 11 frames.
Either two-time Masters champion Mark Williams or David Gilbert will await the winner in the Quarter-Finals.