Sweating it at Derby City
On that point, here's what I wrote in this thread before the event began, quoting directly from post #19.Don't think it had anything to do with it, the top players just played bad.
We may get a Cinderella story this year, which we've not had since Darryl Peach in 2007 or, if you prefer, Yukio Akagariyama in 2011. I'm not fully convinced the top few are in their best form. With the stars of Asia mostly absent, there are sure to be some easy draws out there and I think somebody unexpected will make a very deep run.