Ronnie: I’ve had enough
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN threatened to quit snooker again after crashing out of the UK Championship in York.
O’sullivan’s two-year wait for a ranking event title was forced to continue as he was beaten 6-5 in the second round by Judd Trump.
And the Essex cueman, who has been through public battles with depression, said the penny has finally dropped as to why he has gone through such turmoil.
“I thought I applied myself today, I feel in a good place and I don’t want to take the shine off Judd but I seriously can’t see me having much longer playing,” said O’sullivan.
“Even though I’m in a good frame of mind, I don’t want to feel how I feel when I play.
“My game is not up to scratch, where I would like it to be or where it used to be.
“It’s not even playing, it’s how I feel in between matches and tournaments. It leaves me feeling quite nervy and anxious and I feel like I’ve had enough of the anxious moments.
“I think there’s more to life.”
Mark Allen could be charged with bringing the game into disrepute for using “inappropriate language” during a tirade against World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn after his firstround win over Adrian Gunnell.