中国小将张安达常年在英国训练比赛，据张安达透露，此前奥沙利文从英国来中国时就与他同行。4月1日， 张安达说自己会在4月2日返回英国，“我4月2号跟奥沙利文一块儿走。我和他这次行程一样，机票都是提前订 好的，本来‘火箭’准备跟我一起订1号的机票，后来因为飞机没有座位，所以他就跟我一起订了明 天的票。”
This is the excerpt from Sina.com in Chinese. It includes direct interview quotes from Zhang Anda, with relevant bits translated, as follows:
According to Zhang Anda, O'Sullivan came to China on the same flight as him. On Apr 1, Zhang Anda revealed that he would be going back to England on Apr 2, " I was scheduled to leave on Apr 2 together with O'Sullivan. He had the same flight schedule as me, it was booked in advance. Originally, we were trying to book Apr 1 but all the flights were full on that day, so we booked Apr 2 together."
Thereafter, Zhang Anda revealed an important detail "When O'Sullivan was tied with Da Fei (Tian Pengfei's nickname) at 2:2, he bumped into me (during the intermission), he told me to hurry up and pack my bags and head back to England with him. Apparently, at that time, he still didn't know (i assume he means "forgot") that the flight on Apr 1 was full."
So according to Sina, based on this interview, it indicates that O'Sullivan was already thinking of losing the match and heading home when the score was 2:2.
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