Wildey wrote:Graeme today seems to rush Safety shots compared to when he won the World Title where his safeties was well thought out
i believe that he is a better player these days But he reached More Finals prior to winning the World Title in 2006 than he has since....there must be a reason for that.
I agree. I remember last year's IC semi final against Ding where Dott looked like he was about to force a decider but he played a careless safety disturbing a couple of loose reds, Ding potted a great long red and cleared the table.
I think he's a better break builder nowadays but overall he was a better player in 2004-2007. He was more consistent and like you said his safety game was much better. Titles and results don't lie.