The last 4.
DING JUNHUI v SHAUN MURPHY
I did,nt think Ding would get this far in this tourney as he,s been way off his best,god knows how he,s managed it,mind you if That guys phone had,nt of gone off while Lee was on his backswing takin on the green,Ding might not have been in the semi-finals. in the first place.
Murphy has certainly been the better player of the 2 this week and of late, so i,m going for Murphy in this on.
RONNIE O'SULLIVAN v MARK SELBY
Well,Ronnies up against his favourite player/opponent Selby.
I had to laugh at Ronnies Interview on world snooker,when he said,"Ach,i don,t wanna play Selby,i really don,t,....."
Aye,i bet you don,t Ronnie,you would have had more or less a bye if you were up against Maguire today.
I have to laugh when some ramble on bout Selbys game,especially when he plays Ronnie,Selby can play how he wants,it,s not about pleasing Ronnie or bout pleasing others,what does Ronnie expect Selby to do,to go for every long pot,go for silly,difficult pots,be agressive the whole match instead of playin a good safety which could get Ronnie into trouble,change his game just to please Ronnie,sorry Ronnie,it isn,t a pub get together tourney,it,s proffesional matchplay snooker!!!!.
Anyone who follows snooker a lot knows full well that Selby can breakbuild,but if he does,nt feel comfortable with his form,then he,ll start to play more safety.
I agree that when Selby resorts to his more tactical,defensive strategies,it can be dull to watch,(unless your one of those who does,nt mind watchin the safety side of the game) but as i,ve often said,snooker is not just about breakbuilding or about potting balls.
As far as this match is concerned,i think Ronnie will win this encounter as he really is on a high,flowin with confidence whereas Selby is struggling to find the form he showed which got him to become the nr.1 in the world,although he could upper his game today as he,s one of the few who can cope with Ronnie.