Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan has claimed he is ‘not really bothered’ about the World Championship tournament in Sheffield, with two major titles already under his belt this year.
The 40-year-old took almost eight months away from the snooker tour after losing to Stuart Bingham in the Crucible quarter-finals last April.
But since his return has won the Masters and Welsh Open, taking the latter title on Sunday after a 9-5 victory over Neil Robertson in Cardiff.
O’Sullivan will be attempting to land a sixth world title when he heads to Sheffield for the World Championship, which begins on April 16.
But he said he intends to adopt a relaxed attitude at a tournament, which lasts 17 days.
O’Sullivan said he was ‘overtired’ after taking the Welsh title, and said: “I need a nice easy month now without any competitions and relax by filling the tank up.
“If I get my sleep right then I have got half a chance. If I don’t get it right then playing two sessions in one day will be too much for me.”
He told the BBC: “You just have to accept it will be a long haul and you could get beaten in the first or second round and then you don’t have a problem.
“I’m not really bothered about Sheffield, I am not bothered about any tournament. I just treat it like a vacation and enjoy the time that I am away.”