Lemnas wrote:Other matches that are in the running for me:
Graeme Dott, who is supposed to be a long format-specialist, losing 10-1 against Joe Perry in 2012.
The Maguire-Poomjaeng match in 2013, which is similar to Cahill this year in a lot of ways.
Ken Doherty way past his prime winning 10-5 against Stuart Bingham in 2014, who reached the final of the CoC and the semi of the UK that year. Doherty hasn't qualified for the Crucible since.
Anthony McGill losing 10-2 to Stephen Maguire in 2017. Both had decent seasons, but Maguire lost in the first round 4 times prior while McGill had always played very well at the Crucible.
Out of the options in the poll I can't decide between Ding, Stevens and Cahill.
The ones you mentioned were ones that came up in my mind as other big shocks, and I was tempted to chose all of them. In the end I think I got it right though.
I think 2018 was the most difficult year to pick, actually. These were some of the other surprises that year.
Shaun Murphy 9-10 Jamie Jones
Stuart Bingham 7-10 Jack Lisowski
Marco Fu 5-10 Luo Haotian
Neil Robertson 5-10 Robert Milkins