Ranking titles: 20 Triple Crown wins: Nine (four 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. Wins the Scottish Open for the second consecutive year, thrashing Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-3.
2021: Wins the World Championship for the fourth time with an exciting 18-15 defeat of Shaun Murphy in the final. Becomes only the fifth player to conquer the Crucible more than three times, joining Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Steve Davis and John Higgins. The £500,000 pay day is the biggest of his career.