... but the facts right now are starting to build up and go against him, Mark Williams is turning into a bit of a mental dweeb:
2010 World Open - 2-0 up in the semis, only once had a player lost from that position in the tournament up to then, and Robertson goes on to beat him 3-2.
2010 UK Championship - 9-5 up in the final as Williams searched for his first major title since 2003, only to miss a glorious opportunity to kill off the match at 9-7.
2011 Australian Open - 8-5 up in the final and again had chances but succumbed to a player (Bingham) playing in his first ranking final.
2011 Shanghai Masters - 9-7 up and having all the momentum after winning 4 frames on the trot against a misfiring Selby whom himself hadn't won a ranking title since 2008, but Williams again let it slip.
In the above four examples which all occured in the last 12 months, Williams blew a total of 15 match points ... obviously not all were his fault, there were some big dollar plays from his opponents in that time, but there's enough of a pattern here to suggest Williams' confidence may be shot and, despite his rapid rise back to the top of the rankings this year, he may just have hit the wall.
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