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WATCH: O'Sullivan contemplates retirement

The 36-year-old says he is considering quitting the sport despite his recent fine form.

O'Sullivan is currently on course to win his fourth World Championship.
O'Sullivan is currently on course to win his fourth World Championship.

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN SAYS he will consider retirement once this year’s World Snooker Championships have ended.

O’Sullivan beat Matthew Stevens 17-10 to reach the final of the tournament, but admitted that this could be his last year at the Crucible.

The 36-year-old told a press conference: “I’ve made the decision. This might – might – be my last time here.

“I don’t intend to stay in the game long, even though I feel [I'm in] in a lot better place. I might consider having a good, long break, a couple of years off.

“I’ve weighed up the pluses and the minuses and I’m quite comfortable with the decision.

“There’s no better way [to go out] than to get to the final at the Crucible. If I win it, it’s a bonus; if I don’t, at least I can say I’ve gone out on a high.”

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O’Sullivan currently leads Ali Carter 5-3 in the World Championship final.

You can watch the full interview below.

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