masterdoctorgenius wrote:selby is a ebdon like player and i cant see him winning big titles in his mid 30s
look at MJW and JH. Ronnie is an one off.
Interesting comparison... John Higgins won hist last World title at the age of 36 and the UK title that same season, and I remember people saying how impressive it was for him to still be playing such good snooker at that age, while O'Sullivan seemed to be on his way down. O'Sullivan has recovered brilliantly since then, but I'm not sure why Higgins is now seen as someone who declined too early.
Peter Ebdon is not a great example either. He won the UK title at 36, then two more ranking titles at 39 and 42 years of age, which makes him the oldest winner of a major title since Jimmy White eleven years ago.
As for Selby, it's impossible to say really, but he is nowhere near to where Mark Williams was at his age, in terms of achievements. His opposition may be a little easier over the next few years though, so he just might have a stronger career in his 30s...