Statement: Ronnie O’Sullivan withdraws from Haikou World Open
As you may have read, Ronnie has been suffering from glandular fever and has been playing in recent tournaments in Germany and Wales against his doctor’s advice.
Since returning from Wales, Ronnie has been extremely tired and has again been advised to rest in order to recuperate. Regrettably, Ronnie has decided to withdraw from the Haikou World Open.
Ronnie says: “I am very sorry that I have to withdraw from Haikou; despite my illness I have been competing well in recent weeks and was greatly looking forward to taking part in the World Open and meeting my fans in China. However, I have to listen to my body sometimes and I have decided that I will be in better shape for the climax of the season and the World Championships if I listen to my doctor and spend the next few weeks resting. I hope I can make it to Ireland and China in March and look forward to seeing you all soon”.