Ronnie O’Sullivan mentioned that he struggled on his method to claiming a fourth consecutive Shanghai Masters title.
However the 47-year-old was too scorching for the Belgian to deal with as he claimed the title for the fifth time, and after the match O’Sullivan talked in regards to the psychological battles he needed to overcome.
“I attempted to not lose it out of frustration. It was a type of tournaments. I used to be nicely beneath par, however in moments I performed alright after I needed to. I wasn’t on autopilot, every thing was a little bit of a battle from begin to end.
“If you find yourself within the candy spot and hitting the ball nicely it seems like a simple recreation. It seems like you are able to do what you need on the desk. If you aren’t, you get frightened of even coming to the desk. It’s horrifying.
“This recreation could be so tough some days and others it may be really easy. I’ve gone two or three years with out feeling that I’d missed a ball. I used to be flying.
“There have been some balls on the market that I used to be lacking and I used to be laughing to myself.”
Brecel’s excellence made it more durable for O’Sullivan, and he pushed him all the best way in an thrilling showdown.
“I’m not shocked Luca has accomplished in addition to he has,” O’Sullivan mentioned about Brecel. “He’s not a shock world champion. He’s received a tremendous reward to play this recreation.
“The efficiency he placed on in Sheffield was unbelievable. He has improved rather a lot as a participant and he loves the sport.
“He has his girlfriend right here with him they usually appear to be having a good time. I want I used to be at his stage of his profession. He’s a younger man with a variety of years forward of him.
“Snooker is getting greater in China so it’s a good time to be knowledgeable snooker participant.”