Ronnie O’Sullivan first received the Welsh Open again in 2004, however he claims to haven’t any reminiscence of beating Steve Davis in that epic final in Cardiff.
‘The Rocket’ beat ‘The Nugget’ 9-8 in the 2004 showpiece, rolling in 4 centuries alongside the best way in what, you’d assume, would have been a memorable expertise for the winner.
Nevertheless, as O’Sullivan begins his marketing campaign to win a fifth Welsh Open title, he admits to have forgotten enjoying Davis totally.
‘I don’t remember enjoying Davis, I truly can’t remember enjoying Davis in the final,’ O’Sullivan advised Eurosport.
‘I remember playing Hendry, though, 9-8 and a good break in the last.’
‘The Rocket’ is referencing the final in the next 12 months’s event when he pipped Stephen Hendry to the title, with a break of 67 to win the match and the title.
O’Sullivan has an unbelievable historical past on the Welsh Open as he went on to win the event once more in 2014 and in 2016.
The Essex hero beat Ding Junhui in the 2014 final, knocking in a 147 break in the final body to win 9-3.
‘I was playing really well,’ stated the five-time world champ. ‘I’d hardly dropped a body all event and the 147 in the final body to beat Ding was a particular second.’
Ronnie additionally memorably made a break of 146 in the primary spherical in 2016, purposefully potting the pink after the final purple as a result of he thought the £10,000 most break prize was ‘too cheap.’
‘I knew it was 10 grand and I just thought that’s a bit too low-cost actually,’ O’Sullivan stated on the time. ‘To make a maxi, it’s such a large achievement and in the event that they’re going to pay us 10 grand, I feel it’s price a bit greater than that.’
Wanting again this week, Ronnie added: ‘I just thought I’d stick a bit of 146 in not many individuals might do this or would wish to do this. I simply thought it was humorous, it’s the satan in me.’