Best Match: Mark Selby 10-9 Ronnie O'Sullivan
Yet another classic Masters final. O'Sullivan opened in breathtaking fashion, but as the game wore on, you felt he was beginning to struggle a bit, and seemed to want it a little too much. Selby on the other hand did what he did best, and just stuck with him. Even at 9-6 down, Selby had arguably been the better player, and the last four frames were pure theatre. Selby completely outplayed O'Sullivan. His fine century in the 17th frame was the highlight for me, great craft, when he would have been lucky to make 40. A crazy shot on the green, more out of desperation than anything else, cost O'Sullivan frame 18, and it was over from there. Really great match.
John Higgins 9-8 Ronnie O'Sullivan
Steve Davis 13-11 John Higgins
Neil Robertson 13-12 Martin Gould
Neil Robertson 6-5 John Higgins
Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-10 Mark Williams
Mark Selby 13-11 Ronnie O'Sullivan
Graeme Dott 17-14 Mark Selby
Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-5 Mark Williams
Steve Davis 10-9 Mark King
Best Player: Neil Robertson
Two ranking titles, including the biggest of them all. Showed everything you need: outstanding potting, coupled with real hard graft in the safety stakes. His final win was great matchplay, where he dug out the result despite not being anywhere near his best.
John Higgins (prior to scandals)
Most improved player: Ding Junhui
Has turned things around considerably this season, with three ranking finals, and a UK win. Still a long way to go as we learned at the Crucible, but if he can kick on next season, he could be a real force.
Most disappointing player: Marco Fu
A horrific season for the Hong Kong man, and is in big, big trouble for next year. Considering how good he is, majorly disappointing.
Ronnie O'Sullivan (played well, but not the Ronnie of old)
John Higgins (for reasons not related to play)
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