Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'Having those emotions going round in general, I find quite difficult.' Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

'I can't go on much longer' says Ronnie O'Sullivan after defeat

Judd Trump dumps Rocket out of UK Championship, leaving the game’s biggest name again wondering about his future.

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN HAS again cast doubt on his future after he was dumped out of the snooker’s UK Championship in York today.

‘The Rocket’ was edged out 6-5 in the second round by Judd Trump, meaning his two-year trophyless stretch goes on.

And afterwards, O’Sullivan was in introspective mood, saying he needs to retire to have a real life.

“I thought I applied myself today, I feel in a good place and I don’t want to take the shine off Judd but I seriously can’t see me having much longer playing,” O’Sullivan told reporters afterwards.

“Even though I’m in a good frame of mind, I don’t want to feel how I feel when I play. My game is not up to scratch, where I would like it to be or where it used to be. It’s not even playing, it’s how I feel in between matches and tournaments. It leaves me feeling quite nervy and anxious and I feel like I’ve had enough of the anxious moments.

“Having those emotions going round in general, I find quite difficult. I feel really well, the best I have ever done, I just feel some times the truth needs to be told. I’ve given it a really good go, but how long? I don’t know.

“I want to enjoy my life. I feel like I’ve had a good go, I’m 36 and I would like to meet somebody and share my time with someone. When I’m feeling the way I feel between tournaments I find that very difficult to happen. I think there’s more to life, or there is for me.”

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