Ronnie O’Sullivan cruised his way into the UK Championship quarter-finals with another fine display of attacking snooker.
And the five-times world champion later revealed how working with his new coaching team SightRight is allowing him to expand his attacking play to never seen before dimensions.
Despite losing the first frame, O’Sullivan was in complete control as he beat Jack Lisowski 6-1 to seal a place in the last eight of the UK’s second biggest ranking event in the season calendar.
O’Sullivan is now just three more wins away from defending the UK Championship crown he won last year and becoming the tournament’s most successful player ever with a record seven titles to his name.
He will next play either Martin O’Donnell or Ding Junhui.
And O’Sullivan said working with Stephen Feeney has helped him make changes and “reinvent himself” to be able to play even more powerful shots.
Feeney is a well known name in the snooker world.
He is the man who behind the scenes transformed Stuart Bingham’s life – turning him from a decent player to a world champion and has helped reinvigorate Mark Williams into becoming a world champion yet again after years in the wilderness.
And according to O’Sullivan, Feeney is helping him play a more wide range of shots to his locker.
He said: “I’m going through a transition period working with (coach) Steve Feeney and SightRight. I believe in the changes I am making but there is a difference between practice form and taking it out to the match table.
“Although I won five titles last season I was pretty poor, I only played one good tournament at the English Open.
“At the World Championship I felt I couldn’t pot a ball from more than two feet. So I knew I needed to reinvent myself and find a game to allow me to compete.
“The changes I am making are giving me more power, more accuracy and opening up a range of shots I haven’t been able to play.”
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