Masters 2018: Ronnie O'Sullivan aims for eighth win


Highlights: O’Sullivan wins 2017 Masters
Masters 2018 on the BBC
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London. Date: 14-21 January
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app. Live text on the final on the BBC Sport website.

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan is aiming to win the Masters for an eighth time, with the tournament of the top 16 players beginning on Sunday.

O’Sullivan, 42, clinched a record-breaking seventh success last January with a 10-7 victory over Joe Perry in the final at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Hong Kong’s Marco Fu plays O’Sullivan in the first round on Tuesday.

Each match will be shown on the BBC and world champion Mark Selby faces Mark Williams in Sunday’s opening game.

“Mark was one of the players I wanted to avoid in the draw because he has been playing well,” said Selby,