Though it would maybe look nice on paper, I wouldn't want Steve Davis to win today. It might have been special to watch him beating King & Higgins at the Crucible but when he plays his games in an event like PTC, when it's without history and there isn't much glory on the line, it just becomes boring. At some point I was ashamed of myself but I've decided that five more minutes and I'm going to jump off the stand and I have to run and find coffee. And when we were leaving I was grateful that it came down to Robbo vs Walden because otherwise it would have meant going home by a night bus (takes forever from that area). First day it was still fun, he was making all kinds of mistakes starting from fouling when breaking and yet he won, I wanted him to have a good tournament- but today whole day with Steve Davis was more like a nightmare, sorry.
I'm still amazed by the popularity of Trump here, looked like many people only came to see him and those who were sitting around me during his matches apparently saw him as the second coming of Christ, he made no mistakes, he was talked about everywhere from his matches to the toilets. Once I was watching Lisowski and people sitting next to me spent the whole match commentating on what Trump is doing at the other table (which was so far it was impossible to see).
I guess it's in part because Trumps and Lisowskis simply fit better in a tournament like PTC, where from a spectator point of view you can't expect more than enjoyable snooker... and most people don't expect more in general.
Anyway, nice and deserved win by Robbo, and Ricky Walden really is an incredibly nice guy.