Ought to Si Jiahui lose out on a spot within the World Championship closing to Luca Brecel after having held such a dominant lead, it might end in a “large scar” on his profession, says Ronnie O’Sullivan.
O’Sullivan believes that letting such a dominant lead get minimize, particularly if he goes on to overlook out on a spot within the closing, may very well be damaging for Si in the long term.
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“I do not know the way he will really feel, that younger boy… Neither participant felt good about nicking the final body,” O’Sullivan stated within the Eurosport studio.
“We do not know nothing about him, so it is actually arduous to foretell. He is come from nowhere. Is the strain attending to him? We’ll discover out.
“If he pulls away [in the final session], and does what he has been doing, then okay, he is put that to mattress, and it wasn’t nerves.
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“Like I stated, I do not know. I’ve by no means seen the man play. Cannot remark. He is within the semi-finals of the World Championship, and he is performed some distinctive snooker. I do not know.
“It is the Crucible Theatre. It may get to you. He fancies it, Luca. He is punching the air there. He clearly seems like he is sensed a weak spot in Si. He seems like there is a weak spot there someplace for him to go like that. He is considering, ‘I can nonetheless win this’.”
O’Sullivan was fast to dismiss the concept that Si could also be feeling fatigued, which led to Brecel’s partial comeback, saying: “He is 20 years of age. He is flying. He is taking part in nice.
“Adrenaline is a implausible feeling that goes via your physique, he might go three days with out sleep for those who’re adrenalined up. You may’t use that as an excuse.”
Jimmy White added: “[Si] wasn’t anticipating to return again to the desk so we’re possibly seeing somewhat little bit of inexperience.
“There’s a little bit of frustration as a result of he is misplaced 5 frames on the trot, however I nonetheless assume he’ll win,” he added.
“I nonetheless assume he’ll regroup. He’s younger, however we’ll have to attend and see. Luca fancies it now. You see the fist bump to his associates as he went on the market, which means ‘I’ve bought an opportunity’.
“Si continues to be 4 frames in entrance – an enormous benefit.”
The pair will play to a end of their semi-final match from 14:30 UK time on Saturday afternoon.
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