Ron­nie: I’ve had enough


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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.

THREAT: O’sul­li­van

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