Cloud Strife wrote:
ROS147 wrote:It still hurts to this day. I consider it to be Ronnie’s worst and most significant loss of his career.
Yeah it was a tough one to take. I genuinely believe he would have gone on to equal or surpass Hendry's 7 titles if he had hung on and won that match.
I think he should have carried on playing like he did until 10-5, free flowing, not allowing Selby's game to creep in. Easier said than done.
And more important the missed pink, was the missed black off its spot at 10-5 when he was cruising. The pink the damage was more than done in that session, losing all but one frame, so even if he won that frame Selby would still find a way to win in the evening.
However, the missed black at 10-5 had much more impact, could have easily been 11-5 and even 12-5 up. Surely Ronnie couldn't have lost from that position? All in the past, but that's for me the main turning point in the match.