Ronnie O’Sullivan Life Story

After winning the 2012 World Championship, Ronnie said that he would take a long break from snooker. He entered the PTC Event 3 in the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester, scheduled early September. This was supposed to kickstart his season but he played just one match that he lost. His next event was supposed to be the International Championship in China, starting end October, but Ronnie withdrew and announced that he was retiring from professional snooker. This statement and the broadcasting of this documentary happened almost simultaneously. Part of it had been filmed in the SWSA on the day he had played his last match.

Of course we know what happened next. Being out of the game made him realise that he was missing it, missing the buzz around the tournaments, and missing the people around the circuit. He also realised that snooker was giving a structure of his life. He came to watch (part of) the Masters in January 2013 and a few weeks later announced that he would be in Sheffield, come April, to defend his World crown. Not many were giving him as much as a tiny , but he did it and that has to be one of the greatest sporting feats of all times.