Snooker Overdrive wrote:The big advantage:
it's a lot better if you want the best players for the big tournaments seeded
becoming the world no. 1 isn't as desirable as it was before because it is changing so often it isn't a landmark as it was before.
I don't see that as a disadvantage, it's the same for all players only it's better that they're all getting tested more heavily and we're getting a 'truer' world number one rather than one, in the old system, who could maybe have two good events and reach the top.
Yes but being the no. 1 for a whole season is something else than just a few months for the respective player.
Before last season there were only 5 world no. 1: Hendry, Davis, O'Sullivan, Higgins, Williams
Robertson, maybe Selby (or any other player) shouldn't be mentioned with them in the same breath if they are only for a month or so at the top.