Andre147 wrote: mantorok wrote:
TheRocket wrote:Will 2020 now be the moment? I want to believe in the Snookergods. This man cant be stuck on 5 world titles for ever.
He showed petulance this year, he's also said numerous times he doesn't enjoy the WC and the pressure it brings.
He also said he would like to win a world title in his 40s, this is still possible with a bit of positive attitude and a kinder draw.
Who knows what's going on his mind?
Honestly dont think the draw has anything to do with it.
If he truly wants it and his head is in the right place, he can cope with whoever is presented to him. Just needs to be hungry for it and above all not put too much pressure on himself.
I think the draw is irrelevant too. He’s proven many times that he can beat the top players at the World Championship. His toughest draw in recent times was 2012, where he had Ebdon, Williams, Robertson, Stevens and Carter. He won all of his matches comfortably, the only player who got remotely close to him was Robertson that year.
Ronnie has also proved that he’s still able to beat the top players consistently outside of the World Championship, just look at the last two seasons.
The reason he struggles with the World Championship has nothing to do with the draw, and everything to do with his mental block after the defeat in 2014.