Ronnie O’Sullivan beat The Aussie Neil Robertson 9-5 to claim his fourth Welsh Open title in Cardiff.
Five-times world champion secured his latest triumph in emphatic style winning seven consecutive frames and finishing with a total clearance of 141 to wrap up the victory.
The Rocket won his fourth Welsh Open crown, matching the record set by John Higgins last year, and the 28th ranking title of his career, equalling the tallies of Higgins and Steve Davis. Only Stephen Hendry is ahead of that formidable trio on 36.
In typical fashion the 40-year-old said he planned to celebrate his win by taking a break from the sport until the World Championship in Sheffield in April.
“I feel shattered,” Said Ronnie. “I need a month of just relaxing, recharge the batteries and give Sheffield a good push, that is the one that everyone wants.”
He added: “I am not eligible for any other tournaments as I did not qualify, so my cue will be chilling out for a month or so.”
The Rocket, who controversially turned down a 147 maximum break in the opening stages of the tournament, also won last month’s Masters title at Alexandra Palace in London.