For some reason, this story made me feel good today:
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN says he is a ‘snooker fake’ who should not be playing.
The Rocket is bidding to extend his record of seven UK Championships after beating Matthew Stevens in round one yesterday. But O’Sullivan, 47 next month, said: “I shouldn’t even be playing at my age. I don’t take it too seriously. I find it all quite funny really. I have a bit of an impostor syndrome. I felt happier when I had that run of losing five finals. But when I started winning tournaments again I didn’t really feel I deserved it. It felt like a plot to allow me to do it, and I felt like a fake.”
“When I won the worlds again in May I didn’t feel great about it. I am feeling flat to be honest with you and don’t want to play snooker at the moment. I don’t play much and really don’t care. I mainly keep coming because it’s something to do.”
Easy to say when you’re the greatest snooker player of all time. But I love his honesty.
Here’s Ronnie not caring… yeah, it’s four hours long, but then again, it’s absolutely incredible. Watch it tonight, for a Friday Night Movie; or you can watch the first 15 minutes for the opening frame, and then the last few frames.