Mark Selby told Central News his match against Ronnie O'Sullivan was tough and that he took it one ball and one frame at a time. The Leicester snooker player won the World Championship last night.
Leicester's Mark Selby has dedicated his snooker world title win to his late father, who died just two months before he turned professional aged 16.
The Jester from Leicester clinched his first world championship last night, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14 in the final. With the win, he rises to the top of the world rankings.
– Mark Selby
My father died of cancer when I was 16, two months before turning professional, and his last words to me were, 'I want you to be world champion'. That's for him.
There's no better feeling. Whether you win it once or more than once, no-one can take it away from me.
It's amazing really. I'm over the moon.
Just time for me to congratulate Leicester's favourite son. Well played Mark Selby; Snooker world champion.
Well done Mark Selby - winning for the first time #snookerworldchampion
Congrats to Mark Selby. World snooker champion 2014! Fantastic guy and deserving winner
Final push today! Happy to win the last 2frames to still be in it!
Leicester's Mark Selby is trailing Ronnie O'Sullivan by three frames to four in the early stages of the World Snooker Championships final.
The 2007 runner-up has clung on despite being dominated by the five-times champion O'Sullivan in the early stages of the first session.
The 'Jester-from-Leicester' is hoping to win his first world title.