Ronnie O'Sullivan seems like he couldn't care less about the World Championships
"I'm not really bothered about Sheffield."
The World Championship, in addition to being the pinnacle of the sport, is a a gruelling tournament, played out over 17 days after the end of a long season for snooker players.
However, Ronnie O'Sullivan claims he couldn't be bothered about his performance in Sheffield in April, and is more concerned about his sleeping patterns.
"The most important thing for me is to get my sleep sorted," O'Sullivan said on Sunday, following his 9-5 victory in the Welsh Open over Neil Robertson.
"My body is just gone and I feel like I am overtired," the 40 year old said. "I need a nice easy month now without any competitions and relax by filling the tank up."O'Sullivan says he plans to treat his stint in Sheffield as a holiday, and has already prepared himself for the worst.
"You just have to accept it will be a long haul and you could get beaten in the first or second round and then you don't have a problem."
"I'm not really bothered about Sheffield, I am not bothered about any tournament. I just treat it like a vacation and enjoy the time that I am away."