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The seven-time Masters champion provided a rare insight into his preparation for a title defence .

Ronnie O'Sullivan shows off his skills in practice video

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Ronnie O’Sullivan has provided a rare insight into his world of preparation after posting a video of him at the practice table on his official Twitter account which shows the true genius of the man.

Not only does O'Sullivan play himself nicely around the table at ease, at one point, he sets himself a rather tricky challenge.

One that he so nearly completes.

During the video, he sets himself the challenge of potting the rest of the balls on the table without using the four cushions.

Although he manages it for the first few balls, he then simply has to use the cushion to get position onto the next.

‘The Rocket’ captioned the video with: "Me putting some serious in on the practice table," as prepares to defend his Masters title, starting on Sunday at the Alexandra Palace.

The seven-time champion will be looking to make it three titles in succession, and looks in fine form having made snooker look ludicrously easily in his practice clip.

And, he’s certainly confident ahead of his title defence, stating on Twitter that ‘it’s (the tournament) a done deal' if he’s ‘in the mood’.

Watch O'Sullivan's training video below.

But, it’s perhaps of little surprise that ‘Rocket’ is putting the hours in on the practice table, after he was whitewashed for first time in a ranking event for 23 years by John Higgins at the Scottish Open last month.

A result that perhaps influenced him to exempt Higgins from his bizarre Twitter rant that saw him brand all other snooker pros as ‘clueless’.

O’Sullivan is to play Marco Fu in the first round at 1pm next Tuesday, with the pair having last met in the semi-finals of last year’s Masters.

With the Englishman having prevailed 6-4 on the way to his seventh Masters title, he goes into the match with the mental edge.

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