TheRocket wrote:MJW's decline started already shortly after winning his second world title in 2003. I know he was in good form 2010/2011 but he still wasnt the player he had been before.
Higgins imo had already been in decline when he won his fourth world title. He was noticeably weaker in the breakbuilding department shortly after winning his third world title. And since 2011 he hasnt been even close to win another TC.
Out of the 92 generation ROS is obviously the player who has managed to withstand decline the best. Its already some achievement how good hes still playing at this age. Might have something to do with the superior natural talent and better physical shape. But time is running against him.
Imo his concentration level is weaker now than it was in 2013 for example. This is often an age thing. But hes still the only player out of the 92 generation who is capable of winning another WC.
This. Preach this.
If ronnie finds new motivation and the hunger again the concentration will come automatically. he needs something to focus on. the upcoming masters and UK will be the true test and will maybe indicate if he has the focus back or not.