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Ronnie O'Sullivan Reveals Classy Words To Ding Junhui After World Championship Defeat

Ronnie O'Sullivan Reveals Classy Words To Ding Junhui After World Championship Defeat

Ding Junhui beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-10 in their quarter-final of the World Snooker Championship this week.

That was despite some serious pressure late in the match from O'Sullivan. The five-time World Champions made a 146 break to win the 20th frame and take the score to 11-9 in the Chinese player's favour.

After the match, Ding and O'Sullivan, who are good friends, embraced and had a few quiet words.

Speaking on Eurosport's coverage of the semi-finals on Thursday night O'Sullivan revealed what he said to Ding on Wednesday.

He said some nice things to me and I just said to him that, 'You can play like a man now.' A few years ago he would have cracked but he didn't and that's what you've got to do to win the title.

He's experienced enough now to know that.

He's kind of leant into me and whispered into my ear and I thought, 'Listen to what he's got to say.' And I thought, 'You know what, I'll give him a bit of feedback.'

I love him. He's such a lovely guy.

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