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Ronnie O'Sullivan Gives Surreal Interview After Players Championship Win

Ronnie O'Sullivan Gives Surreal Interview After Players Championship Win

Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Barry Hawkins 6-4 in the first round of the Players Championship on Monday evening.

In the post-match interviews - and not for the first time - O'Sullivan took an unconventional route to answer questions.

The world number three adopted an Australian accent while speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire and others at the event in Preston.

"I just feel totally positive," said O'Sullivan with a smirk.

When you talk Aussie... the Aussies, they're just winners, mate. You've got to love a winner. With our English, we love a loser.

So, I just thought, I'm fed up of being a loser and I'm going to try and talk like a winner - like the Aussies. Get the Ashes won, mate.

Asked if his chirpy antipodean demeanour was confirmation that he was in a good mood, O'Sullivan replied, "Well, it's for me to know and you to find out, mate."

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At the Players Championship two years ago, O'Sullivan kept his replies curt in interviews - sometimes to just a single word. He finished one interview with the BBC by singing 'Wonderwall'.

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