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Tyler got beat! There's no two ways about it. The kid played better under pressure when it really counted. I was far more impressed with his game than Tyler's. IMO he has more upside potential to be a top player than Tyler. His game reminds me of Justin Bergman's and that ain't so bad. They are both gunfighters who know how to make the kill!
Tyler cannot win at this game! Psychologically Jesus has an edge on him now. Tyler could win playing even, but it wouldn't be easy. A lot is made of his big break, but I saw him lose control of the cue ball over half the time and not leave himself a look at the one ball many times when he did make a ball. Knowing how to control your break shot is more important than just hitting them hard! Earl never had the hardest break, but what he had was a very effective break that allowed him to run rack after rack.
Tyler did not look confident, and he took a lot of time on many shots that he subsequently missed. His sub par position play was often caused by poor speed control of the cue ball. When we talk about position play, cue ball speed control is 90% of it!
My opinion is that Tyler is on the edge of either becoming a good player or quitting the game entirely. It will take a lot of hard work for him to become a top player and I'm not sure he has the motivation to do that now. Only time will tell. I see him on a straight trajectory the last two years with little progress or advancement. If he did in fact have the skills that people are attributing to him here he would have won this match. Based on what I saw on days two and three he was fortunate to have the score be as close as it was. Jesus definitely had a let down on day three that allowed Tyler to climb back in the match. But when it really counted Jesus rose to the occasion and Tyler did not. That's the match I watched. :yes:
I don't see it as dislike but just a brutally honest assessment of what he sees. JH has seen a LOT of kids come down the pike over the yrs. and his eye for talent/drive/desire is just more highly tuned than most observers. I like TS but i also agree with much of Jay's statement. He is at a crucial moment in his pool career and i hope he does well.We get it.... you don't like Tyler. I have a feeling he's going to surpise you.
I hear what your saying, but when Jay makes a comment about his motivation or work ethic... I just don't see that being brutal honest, especially when I could be wrong Jay really doesn't know anything about Tyler.I don't see it as dislike but just a brutally honest assessment of what he sees. JH has seen a LOT of kids come down the pike over the yrs. and his eye for talent/drive/desire is just more highly tuned than most observers. I like TS but i also agree with much of Jay's statement. He is at a crucial moment in his pool career and i hope he does well.