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Last Updated: Monday, 3 May, 2004, 21:33 GMT 22:33 UK
'More to come' from O'Sullivan
By Clive Jones
BBC Sport at The Crucible

Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates with his mother after his World Championship victory
Ronnie O'Sullivan says he thinks the world has still not seen the best of him despite his dominant performance in winning this year's World Snooker Championship.

"I believe I can get better and keep on improving, not just in snooker, but in every area of my life," he said.

"It was a good performance and in the last three matches I've been feeling pretty comfortable.

"But you have to give Graeme credit. I knew it wasn't going to be a one-sided final, no matter what people said.

"He beat John Higgins and Matthew Stevens to get to the final. They are great players and Graeme is, too."

I always felt in my mind that I would come here and win it
Ronnie O'Sullivan

An emotional O'Sullivan dedicated his win to his father, who is serving a jail sentence.

"This one is for him," he said after the match.

"I got quite emotional throughout the match and I thought of him watching me on the television.

"He will be sitting in his cell tonight feeling chuffed to bits."

O'Sullivan paid the greatest tribute to his new mentor Ray Reardon.

The six-times former champion and O'Sullivan have struck up a close friendship since Reardon started giving The Rocket advice over his game.

"My appetite for the game is back and you can see that from the scoreline in some of the matches.

"My thanks goes to Ray. He has had an impact. I'm more excited about working with him than winning the title."

O'Sullivan said he felt good about his prospects even before the tournament began.

"I always felt in my mind that I would come here and win it," he said.

"Of course, there were some doubts over the 17 days, but you wouldn't be human if you did not have them."

Ronnie O'Sullivan
"I'm just going to enjoy it"




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