Cloud Strife wrote:Master Blaster wrote:Hendry is the greatest match player by stats but I'd say Higgins deserves that title given he graduated from a much stronger era, MJW, him, Ronnie, Lee and the year before, Ebdon. Hendry had a declining Davis, Jimmy on crack and JP. Once he hit 30 he couldn't compete with the class of 92; this is his major weakness within the stats. Higgins and Ronnie are still winning titles, MJW still competing.
MJW, Higgins and ROS are all better players by dint of talent. But Hendry was the man of his generation, as Davis was, as Reardon was. But those three generations have been surpassed. We wait for another generation that surpasses the class of 92. It may take some time..........
Hendry for me is king of desire, passion and the will to win. He never walked out of a match, even when Ronnie hammered him. He never threatened to retire a dozen times. He doesn't constantly complain about this and that. If Ronnie had his hard nose, he'd be in double figures.
It's a myth to say that Hendry never threatened to retire. He hinted at it plenty of times in pressers/interviews and was always alluding to it. That's not a criticism on Hendry. Frustration can get the better of even the best of us.
Hints yes, retirement threats against snooker, no. Didn't storm out of man interview either. Generally didn't hide under a towel, shave his head and act crazy either. Level headed is the phrase. Higgins as well, MJW nearly as much. Ronnie, erm......................I'll get me jacket.
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