Snooker Overdrive wrote: SnookerFan wrote:
Am I the only one on the forum who watched theLu Ning match? Really is a shame.
I'll watch his match against Carter tomorrow, at least parts of it.
Reckon that'll be shown? I mean there are some big names being shown, and Ali Carter is just such a
Fortunately, Ning has the advantage of being Chinese, which'll speak to the people who decide the matches. (The Chinese, basically.)
After I've raved about him, he'll do pants tomorrow won't he?
But, he looked so composed against Murphy. Murphy made one mistake in frame one, Ning punished him by winning the frame. Murphy made one mistake in frame 2, Ning punished him by winning the frame. Murphy pulled it back to 2-2, and I thought; "Here we go. 5-2 to Smurph." Ning won frame 5 and 6 almost flawlessly. At one point, he was on an 80 in a 147 attempt. An 18-year old, non-pro, playing Shaun Murphy in a ranking event to do that.
Then Ning missed in the frame 7, that would've been the one to take him to victory, and it looked good for Murphy to make a comeback. But Murphy missed to, and Ning won it.
At one point, after he was 4-2 up, Ning went for a comfort break. The cameraman took a long-shot of the playing area. Literally, it was the table. You could see Ning's chair empty, and Murphy was in his chair, slumped down staring at the floor. A picture painted a tousand words. He didn't know what hit him.
Really hope that's not a one-off. It would be such a shame if that's the only performance like that he makes in his career, and everybody misses it watching Ronnie.