Wild WC wrote:ive gone for Mark Selby
calling someone a Grinder is a compliment
The thing is, I don't understand this thing about 'grinding when they have to'. If you're a grinder, you're a grinder. If you only grind when the frame/match needs it, but make big-breaks at other time, that doesn't make you a grinder, it means you have a decent all-round game.
These days I would rather call Selby a match-player; someone who isn´t going to be putted off or throw his toys out, unlike people like Cope, Trump, Lee or Carter can.
Selby did some serious grinding with some jesting when he was younger, but these days he´s just superb allround-matchplayer with loads of centuries flying in, similar to John Higgins.
Dott did some brilliant grinding when he beat O´Sullivan in Crucible something like 6 or 7 years ago, for example. But how Robertson would be a grinder ?? No way. He has great ability to play safety-shots also, but no way grinder-type of a player by any means.