Ronnie O’Sullivan revealed he ‘doesn’t give a monkeys’ following a weird interview throughout his World Championship semi-final conflict with John Higgins. O’Sullivan is effectively in competition to achieve one other last, however Higgins nonetheless stands in his manner following a good semi-final affair to this point.
The pair are at present tied at 4 frames apiece, nevertheless the Rocket was taking part in catch-up all through on Thursday after a fast begin from the Scot. Higgins seemed to be working away with the match early on after taking the opening three frames to go 3-0 forward.
Nonetheless, in typical O’Sullivan vogue he hit again to win three on the bounce, earlier than the pair traded one other body every to depart the rating at 4-4 heading into Friday’s motion.
In such a good affair with a lot on the road the 2 snooker legends could possibly be forgiven for feeling somewhat nervous, however O’Sullivan was fast to point out he was feeling reasonably relaxed throughout an interview after the day’s play. Talking post-session he advised Eurosport: “I don’t really care to be sincere.
“I’m really right here to take pleasure in myself. I’m simply going to have enjoyable, take pleasure in it, and that’s my motto. Life needs to be good, life needs to be enjoyable and it’s only a sport of snooker and I’m delighted to be right here, there isn’t far more I can say to that.”
The Rocket went on so as to add that competing on the tour, and extra particularly on the occasion, feels ‘like vacation’. He added: “Even whether it is completely horrendous I’m nonetheless having enjoyable, as a result of mainly I’m simply on a vacation one year a yr, seven days per week, no matter it’s.
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“Simply day by day of the yr, it’s nice. When you may deal with all the things like a vacation it’s a unbelievable factor , so the vacation continues. I am having fun with it and having enjoyable and I don’t really need it to finish if I’m sincere with you. The seniors are on subsequent week so I’m considering of coming again all the way down to that… I simply don’t need to go house, I’m really fairly annoyed. I seemed on the calendar and there aren’t sufficient tournaments.”
It stays to be seen if O’Sullivan’s blasé strategy is all a entrance or not, because the Englishman went on so as to add he “doesn’t give a monkeys” when requested about worrying about profitable the match. He commented: “The final seven years, I’ve not really cared about – in a pleasant manner – I’m simply right here to play, have enjoyable like once I was a 10-year-old.
“If I win nice, if I lose I can recover from it. There’s a lot great things occurring. It’s a little dent whereas it was a proper off, the automobile could be within the menders for six months… Life is nice, life is simply unbelievable so I’m simply completely satisfied to be right here taking part in John, unbelievable.”
One man who isn’t satisfied by O’Sullivan’s relaxed strategy is fellow snooker nice Jimmy White, who believes the Rocket was ‘caught on the fallacious time’. He advised Eurosport: “That is not the reality. He’s making an attempt his coronary heart out. He would like to equal Hendry’s report and beat it within the subsequent few years, so I do not purchase into that.
“He stated after the second match he has an excellent workforce round him and is seeing Steve Peters, so he’s making an attempt to win the competitors. We love Ronnie O’Sullivan, he has the largest coronary heart we’ve got ever seen. I do not purchase into that in any respect, as he has put each effort he can and given himself one of the best likelihood he can of profitable this World Championship.”