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Ronnie O’Sullivan reveals what’s next for him after failing to win a record-breaking eighth world title

Ronnie O'Sullivan reveals what's next for him after failing to win a record-breaking eighth world title

Ronnie O’Sullivan suffered a shock exit at the World Snooker Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has revealed what’s next for him after failing to win a record-breaking eighth world title.

On Wednesday evening, seven-time world champion O’Sullivan was knocked out of the World Snooker Championship after losing 13-10 to Stuart Bingham.

Bingham’s victory puts an end to The Rocket’s dream of capturing his eighth world title.

O’Sullivan spoke about his future after the match.

He said: “I enjoyed the tournament, for me it was a great tournament, you know. I actually started hitting the ball, which is actually more important than anything, tournaments, wins, losses, not really relevant, you just want to enjoy the game.

“For me it is a big progress. Yes, I lost a snooker match tonight, Stuart deserved the win and played very well. I tried to fight and hang there as long as I could, but it wasn’t to be.”

O’Sullivan added: “Stuart adapted better than me, he made the bigger shots, the bigger breaks, the better safety, he was the better player.

“I’m going to play, I’m going to China next week, I’m playing against Ding in a series of challenge matches in China, so I’m looking forward to that. And then I go to Finland. I still have a lot of snooker to play. There is a lot of good work for me and a number of tournaments to play in. There is a lot to look forward to.”

Meanwhile, an emotional Bingham told BBC Sport: “I had a bit of a cry in the back there. Incredible! You know you can do it. It is heavy. You know what comes with it: there will be a lot of media, you have to come back and concentrate. Three more days here in the semi-finals.

“I saw Kyren beat John, so I’m the only one left with the trophy. Jak will be a hell of a battle over the next three days.

Bingham will now face Jak Jones in the semi-finals, with the winner facing either Kyren Wilson or David Gilbert in the final.

Featured image credits: Eurosport

Topics: Snooker, World Snooker Championship, Ronnie O’Sullivan