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Ronnie O'Sullivan gives brutally honest interview after thrashing John Higgins as he names 'worst part of my job'

Ronnie O'Sullivan gives brutally honest interview after thrashing John Higgins as he names 'worst part of my job'

O'Sullivan gave an honest verdict.

Ronnie O'Sullivan gave a brutally honest interview after whitewashing John Higgins 4-0 at the Riyadh Season World Masters of Snooker.

O'Sullivan was making his maiden appearance at the competition in the quarter-finals, with Higgins having already beaten Mark Williams to reach the last eight.

But in a remarkable night of snooker, Higgins didn't pot a single ball against 'The Rocket', with his four points for the match coming via a foul from O'Sullivan.

The seven-time world champion compiled three century breaks in a dominating performance in Riyadh, and will take on Judd Trump on Wednesday for a spot in the final.

Speaking after the 4-0 win, O'Sullivan admitted his relief that he was finally getting back to his best after what he described as playing 'absolute filth for two years' - despite being world number one and winning three Triple Crown events in that time.

He admitted: "It was alright, I felt quite comfortable over the shot for the first time in a while.

"I've been feeling okay last few weeks in practice. After two years of absolute filth, I'm starting to feel alright again. It's been a long time.

"That's the worst part about my job - having to play. I love all the other bits - getting away, going to the gym, chilling out, eating good food, watching Netflix.

"When I'm playing alright, I don't mind, but when you're playing alright, you just think, 'Oh no'. It's embarrassing sometimes.

"I don't actually play for the prize money. I just play for the enjoyment and have a bit of fun - the prize money's just a bonus."

You can watch the full interview below.

The other semi-final sees Mark Allen take on 2023 world champion Luca Brecel.

Brecel, who has struggled for form throughout the 2023/24 season after winning at the Crucible, beat Ali Carter 4-1 in his quarter-final, while Allen beat Mark Selby 4-3 after a tense decider in Riyadh.

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Topics: Ronnie OSullivan, Snooker, Saudi Arabia