Been a good match so far. Jesus has been grinding and kept it within striking distance and was able to pull ahead when given the chance last night. Been very impressed with Jesus and his kicking and safety play. To me it looks like Tyler’s style of play is hurting him during this marathon. He puts so much mental energy into his preshot and all around routine of aiming system’s and measuring that he wears himself out and gets weak late in the sessions. I expect Tyler to come out of the gates strong today and make up some ground. If Jesus can apply pressure early and keep the heat on it might be a long day for Tyler though.
Tyler has played other long sessions where his routine hasn't bothered him at all. Just seemed to be a little off yesterday.
Yes, but is it less than Chris Robinson??
It's uncontestable that Tyler has the better competitive resume to this point, but Tyler lost his two singles matches 5-1 and 5-1 at the 2019 Mosconi. That's a poor effort that didn't nearly measure up to his play in singles at the 2018 Mosconi. It's in singles where one earns their salt at the Mosconi, so the Tyler pick, to me, was far from automatic.
Coach Jeremy Jones has seen far more of these players than most, so I'm OK with his pick, even though one can easily argue with it. He went with a 22 year old with what he must feel has a big upside.
Kid played great when it counted most near the end of the match.Jesus wins 100-94.