- May 24, 2004
I pretty much agree. Once Scott gets rolling and running balls, if he gets out of line, he will force it trying to get all the way out instead of backing off.Well in a nutshell, they both play at an incredible level, and both of them bank great and run balls with the best of them. Scott gets higher marks on creativity*, but Alex a little higher in execution. But the real difference that I see is that Alex has more patience, and he has observed that Scott will now and then cough up a bad shot (* hence the asterisk when it comes to Scott's creativity) because sometimes Scott gets too aggressive with his creativity when he should not -- i.e. when he is well ahead in the score, or the score is even but with the balls are in favorable position for Scott.
I think a big part of Alex's strategy is to patiently wait for Scott to make these mistakes, which result in some games swinging from Scott over to Alex. In a closely contested match, these occasional game swings add up and take their toll. If Scott can reign it in when he has the advantage then I think he has a chance to win. If he doesn't, I think it is going to be tough for Scott to win back games he lost when he should not have.
That's my opinion, lol.