Ronnie O’Sullivan is making retirement threats again (Picture: Getty Images)Ronnie O’Sullivan is once again considering his future in snooker as he suggests this year could be his last World Championship.
The ‘Rocket’ has been in fine form this year, picking up the UK Championship, Players Championship, Shanghai Masters and Champion of Champions titles.
However, O’Sullivan thinks his time on the main circuit could be coming to an end and is eyeing up a spot on the Seniors Tour.
The events for players over 40 feature players such as Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry and the five-time world champ thinks it might be the place for him.
O’Sullivan is aiming for a sixth world title this year (Picture: Getty Images)‘Maybe I should join the Seniors tour,’ said the 43-year-old. ‘I have spoken to them, it is exciting – and so this could be my last World Championship, as you can’t play both tours.
‘It is a big decision for me but maybe I will have more longevity on that tour. It would be nice to play both, but they probably won’t allow that.
‘I am a senior, that tour is already good and if I join it presumably that will improve it with maybe the likes of John Higgins and Mark Williams to join in the future.’
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Ronnie enjoys keeping people guessing about his future and despite making these suggestions it is extremely unlikely he will follow through with this plan.
O’Sullivan will return to number one in the world if he wins this week’s Tour Championship in Llandudno and, whatever happens in north Wales, he will go into the World Championship as the clear favourite.
The Seniors Tour will attract the ‘Rocket’ at some stage, but don’t expect it to be this year.
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