Mark Selby aknowledges he plays too negatively at times ...
“Other than the final, and against Graeme Dott in the semis, I had a good, quick start in all my matches and led from the front. But more often than not I am a slow starter, and sometimes that can cost me. I can be over-cautious, trying to be too careful and not make any errors. Sometimes I play not to lose, rather than play to win, and that stops me from performing to the best of my ability. You can’t lose a match in first two or three frames, so I need to start off more relaxed and get myself into a commanding position, rather than playing catch-up.”
and Dave Hendon offers an analysis and opinion about it.
I'm one who has been of the opinion that at times Mark deliberately plays slowly for no other purpose than to bog down his opponent game and I'm glad every time it backfires at him, which it has more often than not recently. Much to my delight.
I think he plays his best snooker when playing into his natural rythm which is far from being slow.
What's your view?
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