Monique wrote:Well it's hard to disagree with Steve Davis comments.
There is little that can be done but wait and see what happens. As he highlights there has been a lot happening in Ronnie's life recently and anyone would need time to adjust, even more so a mentally fragile person. He has been nearly 20 years in the pro game and has started early. Himself said once that he has been "working" since he is eight.
I think he needs a break. He needs to be away from the pressure of expectations. He may, or may not rediscover his competitiveness and the enjoyment to play, only time will tell. But it won't happen if he is not given the opportunity to take "me-time" and some peace of mind in order to reassess his priorities and take the right decisions. Only then does he stand a chance to come back refreshed and re-motivated.
if he wants a break though, why does he play numerous exhibitions?
and as for a proper break, then his ranking would drop well down and he would probably never recover when he did return. Plus with his lowly ranking points from this year, if he decided to take next season off, hes actually drop off the tour at the end of next season anyway.
As i see it anyway, being a snooker player now, especially when theres an opportunity to pick and chose what events you play in, means you can still have plenty of "time out" from the sport. Hes only played in 5/17 rankers so far this season so he cant really miss much more without being in a full time break from the sport.