Ronnie O'Sullivan may not return to competitive snooker

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Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan has admitted there is no timescale on when he will return to snooker.

O'Sullivan last played a competitive game in April, when he lost to Stuart Bingham in the quarter-finals of the World Championship.

Since then the 39-year-old has taken part in amateur and exhibition tournaments and is due to commentate over the UK Championships with Jimmy White for Eurosport.


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O'Sullivan is still ranked as the World's second best snooker player, behind Mark Selby, and won last year's UK Championship, beating Judd Trump in an epic final.

In an interview with BBC Sport the five times World Champion revealed he didn't know when he would return to professional snooker.

"I am dithering but at the moment I am enjoying life so much I haven't really got the time to practise or give the game 100%."

The Rocket has recently returned from Eastern Europe where he played and defeated Bingham in Bucharest.

The Wordsley-born snooker ace also ruled out a return to snooker for the Masters in January. O'Sullivan was defeated by finalist Neil Robertson in this year's event.

O'Sullivan currently holds the Snooker record for the highest amount of both century breaks (with 794) and maximum breaks (a staggering 13 147's). He also famously holds what many see as an unbeatable record, hitting a maximum break in five minutes and 20 seconds.

The lightning-fast potter has been and will continue to be sorely missed by snooker fans worldwide.

O'Sullivan's flamboyant and entertaining style has earned him a legendary status and many consider him snooker's greatest ever talent.

Whether he returns to the game competitively or not, he will always be remembered as one of the sport's best players of all time.

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