World No 1 Ronnie O’Sullivan has withdrawn from the Champion of Champions snooker occasion in Bolton, three days after enjoying on the Worldwide Championship in Tianjin, China; O’Sullivan pulled out of different occasions earlier this season
Final Up to date: 14/11/23 1:14pm
Ronnie O’Sullivan has pulled out of the Champion of Champions snooker occasion to take care of his psychological well being.
O’Sullivan was enjoying in China final week the place he reached the semi-finals of the Worldwide Championship and was scheduled to face Zhang Anda in Bolton on Wednesday.
Zhang beat O’Sullivan within the final 4 within the Worldwide Championship and went on to win the occasion, the primary match victory of his profession.
Seven-time world champion O’Sullivan has withdrawn from three different occasions this season and has struggled with an elbow damage. He acknowledged earlier than this marketing campaign that he would play much less of the UK tournaments, as a substitute specializing in the occasions in China as snooker makes a full return to the nation after the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Hello guys, simply wished to let you already know I am sadly withdrawing from the Champions of Champions occasion tomorrow,” wrote O’Sullivan on X, beforehand often known as Twitter.
“Mentally I really feel a bit drained and harassed and I wish to take care of my psychological well being and my physique. I am sorry to all of the followers however I will be again stronger.”
O’Sullivan gained the Shanghai Masters title final month, beating world champion Luca Brecel 11-9 within the remaining.
He’s anticipated to return on the UK Championship, the primary of snooker’s Triple Crown tournaments this season, which begins on November 25 in York.