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Ronnie O’Sullivan: Snooker’s world No 1 withdraws from German Masters | ‘My well being and wellbeing the precedence’


Snooker’s world No 1 Ronnie O’Sullivan has withdrawn from subsequent week’s German Masters.

The 48-year-old, who has already gained the Masters, UK Championship and World Grand Prix this season, won’t contest the occasion in Berlin to be able to prioritise his “well being and wellbeing”.

Earlier this week, O’Sullivan limped by his World Open qualifier towards Alfie Burden in Barnsley to e book his place within the last phases of the event and has determined now’s the time to take a break.

“I simply need to let my followers in Germany know that sadly I’ve determined to withdraw from the German Masters subsequent week,” O’Sullivan wrote in an announcement on X.

“I like the occasion and followers in Germany, however I’ve to make my well being and wellbeing the precedence.

“It has been a tiring and difficult season for me up to now, regardless of the way it could appear with the event wins so hope you perceive. I am sorry I will not be there, and I hope to see you all quickly.”

In the course of the China Open qualifiers, O’Sullivan, who has been given particular permission by World Snooker to put on trainers as a result of a foot harm, kicked them off halfway by the fourth body whereas Burden was on a break of 61.

O’Sullivan’s most up-to-date success got here within the World Grand Prix

The seven-time world champion then barely delayed the beginning of the fifth body whereas he restored his footwear, and breaks of 83 and 58 finally secured a 5-3 win after Burden had levelled at 3-3.

O’Sullivan’s determination to withdraw from the German Masters comes after he had spoken of his want for a break from snooker following his second-round win over Zhou Yuelong on the Grand Prix in Leicester.

“I’ve bought to contemplate whether or not I can keep on, feeling how I am feeling,” O’Sullivan advised event broadcaster ITV4.

“It is a wrestle, to be trustworthy, and the worst factor is you are profitable tournaments. If I used to be getting pumped first spherical each match taking part in like that it might be a straightforward determination to make, however I am not getting any enjoyment out of it, to be trustworthy with you.

“I undoubtedly want a break, at the very least, nevertheless it’s been like this for 25 or 30 years so it is nothing completely different. It is simply it is the one factor I’ve recognized and it is laborious to not do that years in the past as a result of it is my job.”

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