chengdufan wrote: lhpirnie wrote:
Iranu wrote:“That little Chinese guy” has a name.
Yes, and Xu Si had a very eventful 12 months. He had a nightmare travelling to China after the outbreak, as documented on his social media. He needed a good season to stay on tour, so he moved to Ding's new academy, and started working with Steve Feeney using SightRight methods. Xu is known as one of the hardest working players on tour, much more so than Yan Bingtao, say. He then needed to beat the 7-times World Champion to stay on tour, in a high-profile match, and played pretty well. It would have been very interesting to hear his opinions about it all, but of course nobody bothered to interview him.
Why didn't you interview him and post it on here?
You still could. The island would certainly be interested.
Funnily enough, the last time I spoke to him was after his previous World Championship win, in 2019 (he missed the 2020 WC). He beat Sean O'Sullivan 10-2, with breaks of 75, 78, 99, 77, 116, 92, 56, 80, 76 and 86. He's normally pretty shy and doesn't tend to hang around the playing arena. It would probably take someone in the players' room to corner him for an interview.