Ronnie O’Sullivan has defined his alternative not to enter the Masters this season, saying he simply doesn’t wish to play in the occasion and would somewhat see the place go to another person.
World Snooker announced that the Rocket was not enjoying in the Alexandra Palace occasion attributable to ‘personal reasons’ however he says that wording was ‘a little bit strong’.
The 44-year-old stated in May that he wasn’t planning to play in any of the Triple Crown events this season, and whereas he did enter the UK Championship, he is reverting to his preliminary thought and skipping the Masters.
‘I didn’t enter, so I hadn’t pulled out,’ defined the seven-time Masters champion on Eurosport. ‘There certainly isn’t any personal causes, it’s information to me about the personal causes. I simply selected not to enter.
‘Everything’s nice, I feel it was only a mistake on World Snooker’s half, they only felt that they wanted to place one thing out.
‘Putting ‘personal reasons’ I assumed was just a little bit sturdy, hopefully they’ll right it.
‘There’s no explicit motive, it’s a improbable event, I simply didn’t wish to play in it this yr. I’m trying ahead to doing another stuff.
‘The Masters is such a great tournament I think that spot should go to somebody that’s actually devoted to the recreation and goes to present 110%.
‘At the moment I’m simply enjoying to take pleasure in it and the place is best going to another person.’
Ali Carter is the participant who advantages from O’Sullivan’s determination and can be concerned in the draw with 15 different gamers on Sunday afternoon.
The Captain is assured £15,000 whilst a primary spherical loser, and will pocket £250,000 if he goes on to win the invitational occasion.
Speaking to the Telegraph in May, the Rocket stated: ‘This year I played 11 tournaments; next year I’m solely going to should play three.
‘I only want to play a few games to keep a bit of interest. I’m bored at residence.
‘Maybe three or four tournaments a year. Low key ones, where there is no media and no press. So I will miss the Masters, I will miss the World Championship and I will miss the UK [Championship].’
2020 Masters discipline
- Judd Trump
- Mark Williams
- Neil Robertson
- John Higgins
- Mark Selby
- Mark Allen
- Shaun Murphy
- Kyren Wilson
- Barry Hawkins
- David Gilbert
- Stuart Bingham
- Jack Lisowski
- Stephen Maguire
- Joe Perry
- Ding Junhui
- Ali Carter
World primary, world champion and defending Masters champion Judd Trump will now head to Alexandra Palace as the clear favorite to carry the trophy once more.
The 30-year-old hammered O’Sullivan 10-Four in the last in January and can be seeking to grow to be solely the fifth man to retain the Masters title after O’Sullivan, Paul Hunter, Stephen Hendry and Cliff Thorburn.