While here at Pro Snooker Blog I like to turn the spotlight on the players who do not get so much attention in the mainstream media, there can be no doubt that five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan remains to many snooker fans across the world, the most popular player in the game.
Indeed, while snooker has a number of great players, who are shining stars in the sport, Ronnie is one of the few who transcends snooker, known by many who do not even follow the sport. Perhaps the only player these days capable of appearing on the front page of the national press, as well as the back, he is no stranger to grabbing the headlines, whether he wants to or not.
But for all of the many hundred, even thousands of articles that I have read about Ronnie over the years, there are still so many questions that to me as a snooker fan have gone unanswered. We have all heard about the ‘controversial’ moments, but what about the other stories?
Last week during the UK Championship, I was lucky enough to be able to be able to spend an hour with Ronnie and ask him some of those questions.
Click below then, to read part one of my interview with Ronnie O’Sullivan, as he tells us about his form at present, his approach to scheduling, how the tour compares now to his early days as an up and coming professional and are his best memories from his snooker career so far.
I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed putting it together…