Ranking titles: 18 Triple Crown wins: Eight (three World Championships, two UK Championships, three Masters)
2002: Semi-finalist at the China Open aged just 18
2003: Runner-up at the Scottish Open
2007: Reaches the Crucible final, losing 18-13 to John Higgins
2008: Makes his major breakthrough by winning the Masters and the Welsh Open
2010: Wins the Masters again with a dramatic 10-9 victory over Ronnie O’Sullivan
2011: Wins the Shanghai Masters and becomes world number one for the first time
2012: Wins the UK Championship for the first time, beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final
2013: Claims the Masters trophy again by beating Neil Robertson. Makes the 100th maximum break in snooker history during the UK Championship
2014: Lifts the World Championship for the first time, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 18-14 in the final
2015: Wins the German Masters and China Open. Starts a spell as world number one which lasts for 49 months unbroken
2016: Wins his second World Championship, beating Ding Junhui 18-15. Wins the UK Championship.
2017: Wins the China Open. Retains his World Championship title with an 18-15 defeat of John Higgins. Also defends the International Championship title.
2018: Defends his title at the China Open in Beijing. Wins his 15th ranking title at the China Championship, beating John Higgins 10-9 in the final.
2019: Wins the English Open, crushing David Gilbert 9-1 in the final. Goes on to win the Scottish Open with a 9-6 final success over Jack Lisowski.
2020: Reaches the semi-finals of the World Championship before a narrow 17-16 defeat against Ronnie O’Sullivan. Wins the European Masters, beating Martin Gould 9-8 in an exciting final to capture his 18th ranking title.