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Stephen Hendry admits Ronnie OSullivan breaking his snooker records gets on his nerves

Stephen Hendry is hoping Ronnie OSullivan falls short of his World Championship record (Picture: Getty Images)

Watching Ronnie OSullivan break the records he set on the snooker table does get a bit annoying, admits Stephen Hendry.

It has been an historic season for OSullivan in many ways, including breaking the record held by Hendry for most Triple Crown titles (19).

The Rocket has also matched the Scots record for number of ranking event titles (36) and looks certain to break that in the near future.

Hendry remains out in front in terms of World Championship wins with seven, two more than OSullivan, and he does not want to see the Essex man catching him on that front.

Ronnie OSullivan is still two world titles behind Hendry (Picture: VCG via Getty Images)

Id be lying if I said it doesnt annoy me, Hendry told Metro.co.uk. I tried hard to create my own records when a lot of them belonged to Steve Davis, so to see someone else beat yours, youd be lying if you said there wasnt a twinge of regret there.

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The thing is, with century breaks, maximums, ranking tournaments, these sorts of things are automatically going to be broken, its not if but when.

But obviously the big one is the World Championship, and if Ronnie can manage to win another three remains to be seen.

Of course Id be hoping he falls short.

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When Hendry won seven world titles during the 1990s, many regarded him as the greatest player to ever play the game.

However, given OSullivans achievements this season, including becoming the first man to make 1,000 century breaks, many believe the Rocket has now taken that mantle.

Hendry is not really a fan of the debate, and is just happy to see his name involved in the discussion.

No, Im getting bored of it, to be honest. Its on Twitter all the time and a constant conversation.

I keep going back to Tiger Woods, who said, “as long as youre in the conversation youre doing something right” and thats sort of my stock answer.

I obviously know how good I was and people refer to the modern game being tougher. Its just opinion and its nice to be in the conversation.

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