Ronnie O'Sullivan has eyes on record break at York

Ronnie O'Sullivan stands on the brink of registering his 1,000th competitive century.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: Begins title defence.

Defending champion O’Sullivan heads into his first round match against Luke Simmonds today just 22 short of the momentous milestone.

Breaking numbers:

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978 – Career centuries.

775 – Centuries made by retired Stephen Hendry.

33 – Ranking titles won by ‘The Rocket’.

5 – World titles in 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

6 – UK Championship titles, the first of which came in 1993.

15 – Maximum breaks of 147.

320 – Seconds to make fastest maximum v Mick Price (1997 World Championship).

100 – Career finals (won 66 of them).