Snooker all-time greatest English Player Ronnie O'Sullivan, 47, lost to Thai champ Noppon Saengkham, 30, at World Grand Prix round of 16 this Wednesday. Saengkham has also beaten the world no.2 Mark Selby in the first round.
Noppon had the coolest victory because he was initially 2 frames down with O'Sullivan but swept the victory with 4-2 frames win. He will be competing with Mark Williams in the round of 8.
Being defeated wasn't the only shock to Ronnie this season but the unfortunate slip of the tongue where he dropped the C-bomb on the live media. He reconciled the mistake immediately but the damage had been already done.
"I don't really worry myself with making events and making c****. Sorry cuts.
O'Sullivan, after the game, praised his winning opponent saying Noppon played very well. This loss for Ronnie can be more unfortunate because he might not qualify for next month's championship. When asked Ronnie about this, he expressed that he was cool with it and he always has a backup plan in every situation.
Ronnie further commented:
I play every tour as it is, I enjoy playing and competing. If I don't make the Players Championship, I will fill my time with exhibitions. I just love playing and being on the road. The thought of not being on the road isn't a good feeling. There is always a back-up plan."
This might be a shock defeat but O'Sullivan was comfortably relaxing even after the match.
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