Originally Posted by The Nal
Ronnie said he does 2/3 hours a fay 3 or 4.times a week. There was a big shift from quantity to quality about 15/20 years ago.
That may be the case alright, I don’t know really. Wouldn’t even be convinced 8 hours every day would be a good thing, unless you’re an animal like hendry!!
There was an interesting discussion between ronnie and jimmy about the Chinese guys practicing setup on eurosport a while back. Ronnie used the word “robotic”, jimmy said something strange about “potting 50 straight blues before they’ve had their porridge.” It wasn’t really fleshed out at all, but thought it was interesting they’d be so critical.
There’s 128 players on tour and I’d imagine they all have different setups and ideas about practicing. Some more diligent than others. But what I strongly believe is that the generation after hendry, and including hendry too, had a far superior mentality for playing the game than you see in general among todays guys. They were better matchplayers, better clutch players, better prepared for the grind, especially when it comes to the longer matches.
Maybe nonsense, but that’s my view on it. Whatever the reasons behind it, I believe it to be the case.