Ronnie O'Sullivan explains how air fryer helped him win World Grand Prix in brilliant post-match interview
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Ronnie O'Sullivan paid tribute to his new air fryer in a brilliant post-match interview after he came from 4-0 behind to beat Judd Trump in the World Grand Prix final.
'The Rocket' staged one his best comebacks to date against Trump on Sunday night. After struggling in the early stages, O'Sullivan notched six straight sets to record a 10-7 victory.
It was his second title of the year, just weeks after he fought back again to defeat Ali Carter and claim a record-extending eighth Masters title.
After that victory over Carter, O'Sullivan admitted to lacking confidence but in the aftermath of Sunday's performance against Trump, he admitted to "enjoying" the experience.
In fact, the 48-year-old was desperate to give credit to a piece of equipment that played an important role in a tournament that featured wins over Gary Wilson and Ding Junhui.
Speaking to ITV after the match, he was quick to bring up the new air fryer, as well as another kitchen-based item.
"I enjoyed that, I really did, I enjoyed the game," he said.
"Start of the week I was feeling a bit rough, then I bought myself an air fryer and a smoothie maker. I started to feel a bit better and...I don't like eating junk food, it sort of puts me in a funny place.
"So I started to feel better as the week went on, I played some of my best snooker last night against Ding.
"That gave me some confidence coming into today, I knew I'd have to play well to at least do something well against Judd. I enjoyed the match. I thought it might be a 10-1 job."
O'Sullivan added: "I managed to win a few frames this afternoon. 5-3 gave me a bit of optimism, I just came out and thought 'try and enjoy the battle'. Because you have to enjoy a battle against Judd, he's a warrior.
"For me he's the favourite for the World Championships this year."
O'Sullivan will be hoping to secure a record-breaking eighth World Championship title later this year but as mentioned above, he rates his World Grand Prix final opponent as the favourite.
Back in 2022, after 'The Rocket' joined Stephen Hendry as the most successful player in World Championship history following an impressive 18-13 win over Trump, the often-relaxed and carefree O'Sullivan broke down in floods of tears.
He would later engage in an incredibly emotional minute-long embrace with former world number one Trump, who delivered some special words as O'Sullivan sobbed in his arms.