Ronnie79 wrote:That pink was not that important Ronnie made a century break to draw it level at 12 all. Selby won the next 3 that won the final
The pink is slightly blown out of proportion by a few people on internet forums who wanted Ronnie to win that match.
Though the BBC have spent 30 years over egging the Dennis Taylor black ball finish, that was a big moment at the time. Not just for the 18.5 million people watching, but because the seemingly invincible Steve Davis missing the black on several occasions to give the title to an outsider.
The Ken Doherty 147 miss would've been heartbreaking for him, and was significant. He'd never scored a 147, and it was quite late in his career when he finally did it. Many years after that miss.
Not sure Ronnie's pink really holds up as some iconic or significant moment in the sport. Not sure I've ever heard it mentioned outside of this forum.