The burgeoning rivalry between snooker’s top two resumes this weekend. Only the circumstances could not be more different to the last time they shared a table.
When Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump met in May, they were wearing waistcoats in a best-of-35 World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre.
This weekend, they will be in polo shirts for a four-frame round-robin fixture at Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena. Oh, and they will be playing alongside a female partner.
Women's world No 2 Ng On-yee recently (above) beat 1997 world champion Ken Doherty THE TEAMS Ronnie O’Sullivan (1, England) & Reanne Evans (1, England) Judd Trump (2, England) & Ng On Yee (2, Hong Kong) Mark Selby (3, England) & Rebecca Kenna (4, England) Neil Robertson (4, Australia) & Mink Nutcharut (3, Thailand) HOW TO WATCH For the first time since 1991 — when Trump was only 18 months old — snooker is staging a major mixed doubles event, with the world’s best four men and women all in action.Read more on dailymail.co.uk