Ronnie O\'Sullivan questions Ding Junhui\'s frame of mind
Ronnie O'Sullivan fears Ding Junhui's days as a top positioning player could be finished, accepting the previous UK Champion can't adapt to the granulate of the cutting edge game.
Not long ago O'Sullivan guaranteed the Chinese players on the visit expected to increase their determination and, talking after a thorough 6-0 win over Ding's countryman Tian Pengfei, The Rocket referred to an unmistakable issue with the way that such a large number of Chinese players are on the visit, yet all are neglecting to challenge for the significant titles.
Junhui won the World Open in 2017, however, he has just verified three titles since 2015 and the present UK Champion trusts Junhui comes up short on the longing to do the less stylish side of the game.
"It's somewhat similar to a footballer playing in the Spanish alliance," said O'Sullivan.
"They love the decent climate over yonder, yet then they go to the Premier League and it gets to January, February, playing wide open to the harshe elements climate against the awful, unpleasant groups and they vanish.
"I think Ding is that kind of individual. He doesn't savor the new model of snooker where you need to simply get in, do your qualifiers, possibly be put on an outside table where nobody is watching you.
"A few people approve of that, others don't care for it and I don't think Ding appreciates that.
"So I don't have a clue whether he will make it back truth be told. I realize he is youthful still however there is a ton of rivalry out there.
"On the off chance that he doesn't sift through it in the near future than he could without much of a stretch drop out of the main 40 or 50, as the matches aren't simple."
32-year-old Junhui faces Michael Georgiou in the second round on Sunday evening, in a competition where he's neglected to get more distant than the fourth since his quarter-last debut in 2011.
The Chinese player is as of now sixteenth on the planet rankings with 279,750 positioning focuses, yet any semblance of Ali Carter, Gary Wilson, Graeme Dott, Yan Bingtao, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Ryan Day are arranging to jump frogging him.
O'Sullivan trusts Junhui is turning into the cause of all his own problems by dealing with his time inadequately and playing in an excessive number of competitions.
"I deal with my time well, I do bunches of different things throughout my life, yet I ensure I have the opportunity to accommodate my snooker in and that guarantees despite everything I'm getting a charge out of playing.
"In any case, on the off chance that I was doing what Ding is doing, going to and fro from China, attempting to play in each competition possibly I'd feel like him and apparently abhorring it.
"In the event that I began going down the rankings, I for one wouldn't freeze and simply start entering an ever-increasing number of competitions to attempt to spare myself."
"I'd simply stick to what I'm doing, make a stride back and find what works for you. I'm my own chief and I can what I like to do. Possibly Ding doesn't have that extravagance."