Selby Wasn't Happy With O'Sullivan's Behaviour In Semi-Final

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 16, 2020

Mark Selby leaves Sheffield with a lot of regrets and far from pleased with the man that ended his world championship hopes.

Wilson fluked the green off three cushions to seal victory over Anthony McGill in an outrageous final frame which featured 186 points, while O'Sullivan looked on the cusp of defeat to Mark Selby only to blast back with three straight frames to reach the final for the seventh time.

McGill, who had already battled through two final-frame deciders in the tournament, paid rich tribute to Wilson but added: "I feel like I've had something stolen from me - not by Kyren, but by the snooker gods".

"During the match I felt like it was a little bit disrespectful the way he played, every time I got him in a snooker he just got down and hit the balls 100 miles an hour and could have gone anywhere".

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"I felt like it was a little bit disrespectful."

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Two 17-16 semi-finals, a stack of tension and great snooker and almost every player shooting from the hip when they see a TV camera. But whether he was trying to do mind games or not, I don't know.

"I felt great", Selby reflected.

I just think it's disrespectful to the game and disrespectful to me in that particular match.

An unfortunate in-off in the next frame, when Wilson potted a courageous blue only to see a red sneak into the top left pocket, handed O'Sullivan the opportunity to restore his three frame advantage.

"He has only got four sessions to do that and it might not be this weekend against the great O'Sullivan, but I'm sure one day he will be world champion". Even then, the long red I played into the green pocket, I was just about to play and he put the cue next to the seat then stood up in his chair while I'm playing the shot instead of just sitting down right in my eye-line.

"Obviously, people just don't do that".

As for O'Sullivan, he reasoned that he is not good at getting out of snookers and would prefer to take his chances by going hard at the balls.

Ronnie O'Sullivan says he is not confident about having fans in attendance at the Crucible. Organisers are going to invite in limited numbers for the final, but the Liverpudlian is not in favour of the move.

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