Hendry said Selby is good at winning ugly and doesn't say anything about raising standards that just tells how greats think of these players but his opinion isn't like that against Ronnie or Judd, why is that? No commentator mentions anything about Selby's peak it's usually Ronnie, Hendry, Higgins and the like but no one says 2017 raised standards to a new level even when it happened at the time. You're a rare fan who thinks his peak is awesome but most don't think so and they aren't wrong.
One match but that doesn't stop people in this thread from referencing one match like Ronnie 2004, hendry 1993 and Higgins 1998. But it's wrong for me to reference Judd's 2019? Again, all the pundits and players including Ronnie are on my side.
When Selby won his third world title plenty of pundits said he could dominate for the next decade. By the way, I like Selby but I wouldn’t call myself a fan.
People have quoted several matches for the other players, not just one.
Even if it WAS the best performance ever, you can’t claim from one match that snooker’s been taken to another level.
Yeah he could dominate but no one talked about the STANDARD of snooker which is what people are talking about with Judd and Judd's possible dominance is also being talked about too it's two things, standard of level of play and dominance. Selby doesn't take the snooker world by storm like the other 4 in terms of performance yeah he had a fantastic 2017 season but he didn't raise the standard of play on the level of Judd's 2019. Just this thread tells you what people reference in terms of peak and Ronnie, Hendry and Higgins are mentioned, no one mentions a Selby match because his peak is not close to theirs
Judd also faced a better Ronnie than 2017 season and beat him 10-4 and he beat Higgins by playing a very attacking game and outscoring him whereas Higgins had a big lead against Selby and let it go just like Ronnie in 2014 but Judd was in full control and the match was in his hands, he didn't drag Higgins down or Ronnie in 2014 through safety so they play their c or d games.
If a player makes 18 147s in a world final in just one match are they not raising the standard of snooker there even though it's just 1 match of course Judd didn't do that but no one else has produced 7 centirues and 15 over 50 breaks over a world class opponent like Higgins either.