Ronnie O’Sullivan: “I’m not really bothered about Sheffield”

O’Sullivan Eases to Last 8Stevens: “O'Sullivan is the best that’s ever been.” Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan defeats Matthew Stevens in the World Snooker Championship’s second round.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is “not really bothered” about the World Snooker Championship after winning two major titles this season so far.

Earlier this week The Rocket beat The Aussie Neil Robertson 9-5 in the Welsh Open final match to claim his fourth title in Cardiff.

The five-times world champion secured his latest triumph in emphatic style winning seven consecutive frames and finishing with a total clearance of 141 to wrap up the victory.

O’Sullivan said after taking the Welsh title: “I need a nice easy month now without any competitions and relax by filling the tank up.”

“If I get my sleep right then I have got half a chance. If I don’t get it right then playing two sessions in one day will be too much for me.”

He added on the BBC Sport website: “You just have to accept it will be a long haul and you could get beaten in the first or second round and then you don’t have a problem.”

“I’m not really bothered about Sheffield, I am not bothered about any tournament. I just treat it like a vacation and enjoy the time that I am away.”