Ranking titles: Two Triple Crown wins: One (2006 World Championship)
1999: Reaches his first ranking final at the Scottish Open before losing to Stephen Hendry.
2001: Beaten by John Higgins in the final of the British Open. Climbs into the top 16.
2004: Reaches the World Championship final for the first time, losing 18-8 to Ronnie O’Sullivan.
2005: Runner-up to Stephen Hendry at the Malta Cup.
2006: Enjoys the best moment of his career by winning the World Championship. Beats the likes of Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan to reach the Crucible final before outlasting Peter Ebdon in an epic battle, the score 18-14.
2007: Captures his second ranking title by beating Jamie Cope in the final of the China Open. Climbs to number two in the world.
2010: His third Crucible final ends in an 18-13 reverse against Neil Robertson.
2018: Reaches the final of the German Masters and the Shoot Out, but is beaten by Mark Williams and Michael Georgiou.