Pink Ball wrote:Not suring why you're getting so defensive Holden. Sullivan is obviously a better player than Higgins, their career records show that, but the match-up doesn't suit Sullivan. Higgins knows how to play Sullivan and ups his game for him. The problem for Higgins is that he struggles more against everyone else, where Sullivan just pulverises most opponents. That's what sets Sullivan that bit ahead of Higgins in terms of greatness.
Players have always struggled in certain match-ups for a broad range of reasons. It doesn't automatically mean they're inferior to the player they're struggling against. Sullivan clearly struggles more against Higgins than against any other player. But that's not to say that Higgins is the better player of the two. He isn't.
I think the point is, that nobody made a big deal out of it when Ronnie beats Higgins.
Higgins knocks Ronnie in a Quarter-Final and people are still bellyaching about it a week later. Several days after the tournament finished.
Ronnie has always been a Higgins fanboy, but it's only in the last week that anybody has had a big problem with it.
Besides, if it's so obvious that Ronnie's career stats are better, why do we care this much about the loss? Surely, one match won't change anything.