ROS to beat SM
ROS to beat SM
SM to beat ROS
I live in Berlin and visited the first round games on thursday. What an athmosphere that was already!! The Tempodrom was not filled up to the last seat but it was still packed, I saw 5 matches simultaneously which was a task but a very pleasant one
Concerning the final:
ROS: In the peak of his form, vintage ROS coming through often, and he knows how much the germans love him. So he is the one who will most likely get the higher support from the audience.
The way he came back from 4-0 down against Andrew Higginson was simply magnificant!
He didn't struggle too much in the other games, so he's probably favoured to win.
SM: Also in very good form. "On fire" indeed! He is able to beat ROS, even though it's not gonna be easy.
He whitewashed Shaun Murphy last night, but that was also because of Shauns mistakes and risky shots.
It's definetely not gonna be a clear win for either of them. It could even go all the way
Tough to predict. If O'Sullivan "behaves himself" he's tough to beat and I think he'll be up for, it's the final after all. Maguire has been very convincing too and he's able to beat O'Sullivan but he can't afford O'Sullivan to have a big lead early on as he's so good front-runner. Maguire knows this and I think he'll be aggressive trying to get frames on board from the go.
My lucky guess is Maguire to win it 9-7.
I think Ronnie will Win as he will just wanna prove a point that he can Win anytime even thou hes Not 100% as he said.
I did predict Ronnie will take the beating after he came back from 4-0 to higginson as that what may have kick started him off which i think it did.
C'mon Ronnie Show them who's really Boss and get your Right Head on for the Final Today!!
I have to favour Maguire today. Ronnie hasn't really looked convincing enough for me, Maguire seems to have that killer game right now, whitewashing Murphy and Higgins in the same tournament takes some doing so he must be full of confidence, his best form seems to come in the overseas events too, never lost in a final of an overseas ranking event. Maguire to win comfortably 9-4.
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****es me off as well! Yesterday was as sad...didn't get to see much of the semis. Hopefully eurosport will have better coverage of the Welsh Open...
This is the stuff, incredible crowd.
It's nice to see Maguire introduced as "the merlin of Milton" again, I've always liked that nickname.
Going by the form of the tournament, it's a no brainer. Maguire beat Ryan Day, John Higgins, and Shaun Murphy, all very comfortably and he played great snooker against a buzzing Trump in the best match of the tournament so far for me.
Ronnie on the other hand has struggled against Andrew Higginson, Joe Perry, Matthew Stevens and Stephen Lee, hardly a nightmare draw in anyone's book.
Yes he produced some great stuff, but sporadically, and he was allowed to when he should never have been. In every match, he gave his opponents chance after chance, missing fairly easy pots, messing up position and producing some very poor safety, and the Lee match yesterday was utterly farcical towards the end.
But of course it's the final, and you just never know, Mags may have peaked too soon, and Ron may suddenly decide that he really does want this, (which didn't look the case yesterday against Lee) in which case we could be in for some snookerie fireworks. But as I said, if the tournament form sticks, then Odrl's scoreline looks a likely one.
Got to be Maguire, he looks back to the player he was in 2004