TheRocket wrote:Allen,Robertson, Bingham,Brecel. Just to mention a few more who don't bend over. Even Williams who has a terrible record doesn't. ROS is just a very bad match up for him.
The fear factor thing is very overrated. O'Sullivan is simply a better player than the majority of his opponents. And if he plays to a high level he'll beat them in 95% of the cases, regardless of whether they are scared of him or not.
Fully agree, ROS just better than anyone else at the moment whether some hate that or not... and if there's a fear factor for some players, what's the problem? Davis and Hendry also had it in abundance. Many players were already beat before they even faced them.
But like you say many players know a good performance from them plus Ronnie not being at his best is all it takes to beat him. Allen showed this at The Masters.
It's up to them to step up to the challenge.