In 2009, Ali was seen with Sarah having romantic love affairs with her. As a loving couple, they also had a child together. He also expressed his desire to get married to her and be her loving spouse; however, it didn't happen as it ended soon. He is not divorced yet.
Ali began playing snooker since he was in his early teens. After having successful amateur career, he turned professional at the age of 17. He got his rise in fame after he became the champion of Benson and Hedges Championship in 1999. He was honored with WPBSA Association Young Player of the Year award that year. That year, he also reached to the semi final of Grand Prix. In 2005, World Championship he reached up to the second round. In 2008, he also took part in the World Championship; however, he lost the final match to Ronnie O'Sullivan and he became the runner up of his championship. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary annually and his net worth is said to be around $8 million.