Skullman wrote:The players who beat Selby have to be on their absolute A+ game to stand a chance. Mark Allen today played the best four frames of his life. He only ever loses to absolute legends of the game (and David Gray, but selby was only 19 then). Over long matches, Selby is capable of coming back at them, because they won't be on A+ game for multiple sessions. Plus he could have an easy draw like Robbo in 2010, and just have everything click in his game.
Btw how was Mark not clinical today? It's not like he bottled any shots/frames. He had to be outplayed by Allen, who might never play that well again.
I never said specifically today its over the long term and marks record at the business end
Selby has been unlucky. I've seen players play worse than he did today and they've won tournaments. If he keeps getting to the business end of tournaments he'll win.
Anyway, its pointless to discuss this now, as Crucible changes things. You never who's going to do what. Selby might have an amazing run, or his opponents just peak now and then fall apart in April.