Ronnie O’Sullivan has withdrawn from this week’s D88 German Masters qualifiers for medical reasons.
He was due to face Rory McLeod at the Barnsley Metrodome on Wednesday evening so McLeod has been given a bye to the second round.
The qualifiers run from Tuesday to Friday this week, with each player needing to win two matches to book a place in the final stages in Berlin (January 31 to February 4).
I can’t say I’m surprised. It was obvious that Ronnie was very tired last week and badly needed a break.