– If I can't do what I want, if I can't play as much as possible in China, I may have to end my career. We have found a solution – Quoted from Eurosport Snooker legend. – In China, I can always play in great venues, in front of great crowds, for big cash prizes. If I can't do that anymore, I might switch to Chinese 8 billiards.
Ronnie O'Sullivan's victory and relief
O'Sullivan verbally confirmed what experience shows: he has no difficulty starting every WST. He was on the court in one of the most prestigious competitions, the UK Championship, and although he had close matches – he only took the lead in the final frame against Robert Milkins and Tso-Joy Leung – he made it to the final, where he was his good friend and three-time champion. , the Chinese Ting Chunhui, is waiting for him.
The final brought excellent form, mostly led by O'Sullivan, but Ting equalized at 4-4 and then 7-7. However, Ronnie O'Sullivan knew no mercy after that, as he won the final 10–7, pushing over 100 breaks in two of the last three frames, thus winning his eighth UK Cup and twenty-second Triple Crown Cup.
“It's amazing that I can still play and win tournaments at the age of 48.” O'Sullivan said, who became the oldest winner in the history of the UK Championship, thus framing the history of the competition. He is also the youngest winner of the UK Championship, and thirty years ago O'Sullivan achieved his first major success in this competition.
And retreat? Ronnie O'Sullivan moments after the success, and with another £250,000 in his pocket to win the tournament, no longer felt he had to rush it. “I don't know how much longer I can keep going.” As long as the sponsors support me and I'm not forced to leave the professional field, I want to play. I will stay as long as they are welcome, although I received a letter from the tour last week to consider my future. “I don't know what's going through their minds,” O'Sullivan said.
Cover photo: Ronnie O'Sullivan wins the UK Championship Cup for the eighth time (Photo: AFP/Zhai Zheng)