Sonny made a good point. Whatever sport you are watching, it can get boring if you are just seeing the same players year in year out. I used to like watching Federer, but it just got boring after seeing him in finals year in, year out. It is even more tedious watching Nadal playing on clay year in, year out. In addition, snooker is much more limited than tennis. Snooker is played on the same surface all the time. I also think that snooker players are mentally weaker than tennis players and only a few are mentally tough enough to threaten O'Sullivan in a big match. As he says, O'Sullivan isn't doing anything new, he just has a better mental attitude, which is actually making him more boring.
For those who are new to the game or only watch the game seldomly, O'Sullivan is attractive to watch, but that will wear off after a while. Of course there will always be fanboys, and will watch their hero day in, day out, year in, year out.
Snooker has another problem. O'Sullivan was 6-2 up on Hawkins after the first session and the match was over as a contest with 3 sessions left. Maybe it is time just to start all matches at 10am until there is a winner on the same day, and forget about all this sessions nonsense. All matches should be 25 frames and played to a finish on the day, with a few short breaks during the match. Maybe an hour for lunch?
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