Monday 22 January 2018

'Calm' Ronnie not bothered

Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted his motivations have changed when it comes to winning the World Snooker Championship after easing into the quarter-finals with a 13-5 victory over Matthew Stevens.

The five-time world champion needed to win just one frame to book his place in the last eight where he will face Stuart Bingham, although Stevens, who was suffering from a neck injury, won the first frame of the final session before O'Sullivan powered through.

Following the relatively simple conclusion to the match, O'Sullivan revealed he has a much calmer approach in his bid to win a sixth world title.

O'Sullivan said: "When you've won it five times and you've won everything else then you don't really get that excited about it.

"It's not the same kind of motivation, it's a different kind of motivation. A lot calmer, more relaxed about everything."

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