Novak Djokovic back to top of ATP rankings with Australian Open win

‘To win world titles, you need to find that Novak Djokovic level’ – Serb and snooker star continue bromance

Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan continued his bromance with Novak Djokovic on Friday, once again citing the Serb as his inspiration.

O’Sullivan went into his world championship semi-final against Mark Selby saying he needed to ‘be like’ Novak Djokovic to win what would be his sixth world title.

He won the match, shading a last-frame thriller, and again mentioned Djokovic as he prepared for the final.

“I shouldn’t really be here,” O’Sullivan told reporters. “I’m 44 years old with no cue action. There’s no way I should be here.

“It’s either good or bad, you need to find that Djokovic level.

“Genius and bad don’t win you world titles, you need to be steady Eddie, you need to be Djokovic.

“All the flamboyant stuff doesn’t win you World Championships.”

‘The Rocket’ is often likened to Roger Federer as being the most naturally talented and enjoyable to watch player his sport has ever produced.

Djokovic reciprocated after the match, tweeting O’Sullivan a good luck message for the final.

‘I need to be like Novak Djokovic, even if he lacks the brilliance of Roger Federer,’ says British sporting legend

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