|Ronnie O'Sullivan, the 2012 world champion|
O'Sullivan started his Crucible journey by taking down Peter Ebdon in the first round, continued with Mark Williams, Neil Robertson, Matthew Stevens, only to find himself facing his four-years-ago opponent, Ali Carter in the grand final.
And if four years ago Ronnie was winning by 18-8, this year the history didn't change too much, the Rocket prevailing the 17-days of intense snooker with an 18-11 scoreline over Captain Carter.
|Ali Carter, the 2012 World Championship runner-up|
The next session saw him trying to come back, when Ronnie was seven frames ahead of him at 14-7, breaks of 105 and 56, narrowing the gap at just four points.
Still, by the end of the frame, the three-time world champion was reaffirming his real intentions of winning the match with a break of 64 for a 15-10 scoreline.
|Ronnie Jr is very happy with his dad's victory|
Hours later the lads returned into a packed arena where people from all around the world were either waiting for Ronnie to wrap things up, or for Carter to come back and turn tables on his opponent.
A break of 70 points was sending Ronnie two frames away from victory, while Carter just managed to pull back a frame with a 64 break and not finish this last session without making any continuation.
|Ronnie sharing the moment of glory with his kid|
So, what a season comes to an end tonight! And particularly, what a season Ronnie has had! Won two of the PTC events, won the German Masters and now he won his forth world title.
Oh, and just a quick note: those things he said about considering to retire? Not a chance in hell! Not for the moment, at least.