'It was embarrassing' – Ronnie O'Sullivan apologises for 'awful' Bingham win

Ronnie O’Sullivan insists his performance against Stuart Bingham in the World Grand Prix was ’embarrassing’ as he apologised to snooker fans.

The Rocket booked his spot in the final of the World Grand Prix against Neil Robertson with a 6-2 victory over Bingham but he was the first to admit his performance was below par.

Both players played out a tale of errors in Coventry and O’Sullivan was extremely critical of his own performance post-match.

‘We stunk it out tonight,’ O’Sullivan said. ‘I was not on my own. It was poor, really poor.

‘We looked like a couple of old club players. It was really embarrassing, sorry about that.

‘We looked like butchers out there, butchering the balls and twitching all over the place.

‘It was embarrassing.’

On Sunday, O’Sullivan will face Robertson, whose cue action he describes as the best of all time, over 19 frames for the trophy and a top prize of £100,000.

The six-time world champion knows he has to massively up his game or he faces being on the end of an embarrassing defeat.

‘His cue action is beautiful. No one comes near it, in the history of the game,’ O’Sullivan added.

‘It’s incredible, he is blessed in that way. There are other players you can learn from and get near, but what Neil does is ridiculous, no one can cue like that.

‘If I don’t perform then he will entertain the fans, and if I have a little flow and get going then great, it will make it interesting. I doubt Neil’s performance will dip. It should be good for the fans.

‘I could stink the gaff tomorrow and drag him down, but I doubt it. He is too good for that, he’s in his prime and the best cueist I have ever seen.

‘If I don’t get my finger out or find something I will get blasted away.

‘I got a bit optimistic yesterday, I felt alright but now back to the usual standard today: awful.’

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