O’Sullivan leaves the Snooker Masters willfully: do not want to play this year
Together with the British Championships and the World Championships, theis one of the three major tournaments in the world. O’Sullivan, who has won the Masters championship seven times, said that he will withdraw from the Masters in January next year. As for the reason, “I just don’t want to fight, there is nothing more to say.”
O’Sullivan is the most successful player in the history of the Masters. He has reached the final 13 times and won the championship 7 times. With O’Sullivan ranking second in the world, it is of course unquestionable to qualify for the Masters, but he took the initiative to give up this year.
After he was out of the World Championships in May this year, O’Sullivan said that he would not play the three major tournaments (British Championships, Masters, World Championships) next season. This season, O’Sullivan participated in the British Championships and lost to Ding Junhui in the 1/8 finals. Is it because this made O’Sullivan also lose interest in the Masters? “I don’t want to participate in this tournament, I hope to give others more opportunities. I just don’t want to play this year, I hope I can do something else.”
O’Sullivan’s Masters place will be replaced by Carter, who is temporarily ranked 17th.