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Summary

  1. Ronnie O’Sullivan beats Joe Perry 10-7 in final at Alexandra Palace
  2. O'Sullivan wins record seventh Masters title to overtake Hendry's six
  3. Perry, in his first major final at age of 42, led 4-1
  4. The 'Rocket' won seven frames in a row to take control

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

    And we will end our live text there on a record-breaking night for Ronnie O'Sullivan.

    O'Sullivan fought back from 4-1 down, won seven in a row to go 8-4 ahead, and then held off a late fightback from Joe Perry to win it 10-7.

    Shamoon Hafez's match report is here.

    Thank you as always for joining us and for your pictures and comments. Hope you enjoyed it all as much as we did it.

    Until next time, bye for now.

    Ronnie
    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  2. O'Sullivan's winning moment ...

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

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    Video caption: O'Sullivan's winning moment

    And here is that winning moment again as Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the Masters for a record seventh time.

  3. 'His attitude was spot on'

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    Ronnie's application and attitude has been spot on today, he was not at his best today but was able to grind out the result.

    Ronnie trophy
  4. 'Made this event his own'

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    To win seven Masters, he has made this event his own, and in such an entertaining way as well.

  5. Get Involved #bbcsnooker

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Harry: Don't think I've ever seen Ronnie happier after winning a trophy.  

    Amandeep Uppal: Ronnie O'Sullivan is the greatest of all time. What he can do with snooker cue is frightening. Legend.

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  6. 'I got lucky, I stole it'

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

    And now quotes from our champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan.

    "Joe played a brilliant tournament, a really good match and he should've beaten me, I got lucky - I stole it," says O'Sullivan.

    "Joe will come again and he is a tough competitor. I'm just relieved to have got over the line. The fans have been unbelievable and I really enjoyed this week."

    On winning seven Masters title, O'Sullivan adds: "It is great to get some records, I still have the World Championship one to get.

    "When I was younger I was just happy to win one, so to win seven, someone up there is looking after me. I just appreciate every opportunity to play in front of these fans."

    Ronnie O'Sullivan
  7. 'At 4-1 I got a bit carried away'

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan

    Runner-up Joe Perry said: "I've proved a lot, that there is still some life left in me and it has given me the belief to go on and win a big one.

    "I got Ronnie on a good day really. At 4-1 up I got a bit carried away and it was not until I was 8-4 down I thought, 'I'm going for it'.

    "It's given me the taste to go for more finals, it's a great feeling to be involved and you take snooker up for nights like this.

    "Fair play to Ronnie, even when he is not at his best he is still amazing." 

    Joe Perry
  8. BreakingO'SULLIVAN WINS THE MASTERS

    Joe Perry 7-10 Ronnie O'Sullivan (39-59)

    Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the Masters for a seventh time. He edges out frame 17 to set a piece of snooker history.

    He is now the first man to have won the competition on seven occasions.

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    Video caption: O'Sullivan's winning moment
  9. Post update

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    "Where's the cue ball going", shouts John Virgo. Luckily for Perry it stays on the table.

    Unluckily for Perry he then leaves a red on soon after. Now, this could be it. Current score 39-41, at the green.

    Frame 17

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    Video caption: O'Sullivan pots after Perry misses crucial red
  10. Get Involved #bbcsnooker

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    Mark Lewis: I want Perry to win but I want O'Sullivan to win more! A draw? 

    Céin Markey: Some serious snooker being played here tonight from both sides. Great composure from Joe Perry. #Masters#masterclass

    Douglas James Horne: This is so tense and nervy great comeback by Joe so far!

    Still 39-36 to Perry by the way with some epic safety work going on from both players.

  11. Post update

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    So tense. so nerve-racking. O'Sullivan makes 36, but has to play safe so Perry has one more chance. He has to deal with this layout though. Rather him than me. Any slip-up will cost him the match. Current score 39-36.

    Frame 17
  12. Get Involved #bbcsnooker

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    Jodie: The anticipation of this game is making me nervous let alone Perry.

    Laura: What a final this has been respect to Perry holding his nerve and pulling some frames back.

  13. Post update

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    This miss doesn't cost Perry...

    Frame 17

    ...but this missed red may do. Will he get another shot? 39-23, O'Sullivan at the table. This could be it.

    Frame 17
  14. Watch as Perry pots a long red

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sulllivan

    This was one of the better shots from frame 16, which Perry took to stay in the contest

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    Video caption: Joe Perry pots a long red
  15. Post update

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    Perry gets 24 on the board, but puts too much juice on a potted red to lose position for the black. 24-0.

    Frame 17
  16. Post update

    Frame 17: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport at Alexandra Palace

    Twitchy fingers time in the media room as newspaper deadlines loom. No such problems for those of us working on websites.

    Perry is still fighting in this final but needs to make just one mistake for O'Sullivan to clinch victory.

  17. Interesting, very interesting...

    Frame 16: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    John Parrott

    1991 world champion on BBC Two

    Joe Perry has shown brilliant character in his first major final and if he could just win the next frame, boy would it get interesting.

  18. Get Involved #bbcsnooker

    Frame 16: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    She's not the only one.

  19. Can Joe play the superhero?

    Frame 16: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    Steve Davis

    Six-time world champion on BBC Two

    If Joe can somehow play the superhero he could get over the line now. He needs a bit of help from Ronnie but Joe has a chance.

    Joe has to keep the pressure up and make sure he doesn't miss any easy ones.

  20. Watch as O'Sullivan misses the black and then files his cue

    Frame 16: Perry 7-9 O'Sullivan

    Here is that miss on the black, which leads to a quick bit of DIY work from Ronnie O'Sullivan.

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    Video caption: Ronnie O'Sullivan misses the black then files his cue