A little piece in The Sun

A little piece in The Sun

I don’t usually trust that paper much, but this piece isn’t sensationalist and it just confirms what we understood from Ronnie’s latest ES blog

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN has no immediate plans to return to competitive snooker.

The five-time world champion lost a Crucible quarter-final to Stuart Bingham in April — the last time he featured in a tournament.

O’Sullivan, 39, will be a studio pundit for Eurosport during next week’s Betway UK Championship, a title he opted not to defend this year.

And The Rocket insists he loves his new role, alongside touring Europe playing exhibitions.

He said: “I don’t know if I will play competitively again. I am enjoying what I am doing.

“That was planned and not an accident.

“Really I started looking for other things back in about 2011 — it was almost luck, or an accident, that I played some really good stuff in the years that followed.

“Steve Davis was not at his peak from 32 or 33 onwards and Stephen Hendry the same.

“I had always assumed that would be me, too.

“But I won world titles at 36 and 37 and with the other wins at the Masters and the UK I surprised myself. It was almost bad timing on my part.”

2 thoughts on “A little piece in The Sun

  1. I think Ronnie is right that it is time for the younger generation to take the pressure to be the top man away from Ronnie ‘s shoulders. The Selbys, Trumps, Robertsons,…. should handle the pressure to must win every tournement. But should that mean for Ronnie stop playing? Perhaps he could now try enjoying playing eciting matches in some tournements, winning good maches, making centuries, making another maximum,…..and also winning tournaments,
    He said he is not yet retired, so there is perhaps a little hope that his fans can watch him sometimes in real tournements!!

  2. A few time ago Ronnie said he would try to win a world title in his forties. Please wait before you take the decision to quit competitive snooker.

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