masterdoctorgenius wrote:"And as well as hyping up the clash world No10 Higgins also reckoned he might be partly to blame for O’Sullivan’s inspired form in the past two years.He said: “I know the likes of Neil Robertson and Ding Junhui are winning titles but I still think this is the biggest game in snooker.“These occasions are why you are still playing, it will be great and gives you a lift as a player. It’s been a while since he beat me in a ranking event, he will be out to put that right.“If I am being brutally honest I think I am the reason he is still playing like this. I think when he was behind me in the world title stakes, it didn’t sit right with him."
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To add one more sentence of Higgins: “He might not say it to people, but he wouldn’t have wanted me to be ahead of him. Maybe it is all my fault he has knuckled down.
And the Rocket is saying: “These are the kinds of matches people are interested in watching because of the way we play the game.
“Two players, it is like Chelsea playing Manchester City at the moment, it doesn’t get much bigger and it is good for the fans.”