Great Analysis by Billy as usual. I watched all of Danny's matches and wondered why all of his opponents played bad against him. For one thing his execution is top notch and he changes low percentage shots into high percentage shots. Mostly I think it is his unpredictability when it is Danny's shot you have no idea what he is going to do and in most cases whatever he decides to do is successful he has balls going everywhere and when they stop he usually is in good shape. Tony is the first opponent I have seen that took full advantage of Danny's mistakes of course the spot was a huge factor he just could not overcome. Now Tony who I have played and watched play a lot is very aggressive but is much more predictable and plays solid one pocket. So when Tony gets in stoke we will see which style wins out. Of course I think it will be Tony because he can exploit Danny's lack of patience. Tony is playing good but he is not in stroke yet.Yes I agree we were treated to some great one pocket. Whenever I watch aggressive players perform I always learn something..too bad it may be too late for me. When watching great offensive minded players perform we are treating ourselves to not only the pure entertainment of the match but also the beauty of the ends of their means. I'm sure that whoever watched this match has come away from it with a much better understanding of the benefits aggressive playing yields. I do understand that there are a lot of things that we watched that aren't in our arsenal but then again their are many things that are.
We as players are the only ones that know what is suitable to incorporate into our own games, for some there will be shots that are right, for others maybe not, but for all we will have more food for thought.
Hopefully what we have learned is more than just "ducking" :heh Sometimes your shot disguised as an offensive shot is actually "ducking" Bernie calls it "risk management" I think he's on to something