英國錦標賽:"改頭換面 "的馬克-艾倫欣然接受對丁俊暉的復出勝利

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英國錦標賽:"改頭換面 "的馬克-艾倫欣然接受對丁俊暉的復出勝利

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馬克-艾倫說他在戰勝丁俊暉獲得他的第一個英國錦標賽冠軍後,"在賽場上和賽場下都有了改變"。

這是艾倫連續第二次參加排名賽,而且是在夏天的密集健身計劃中四個月內減掉五塊石頭之後。

"艾倫說:"我想在比賽中創造一點遺產,如果你獲得第二名,你就無法做到這一點。

"如果我以10比9的比分輸掉比賽,我會很傷心的。我不想來到這裡並獲得第二名,這很好,但這並不是你比賽的目的。"

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在夏天,艾倫的體重超過了18英石,他在減掉一些體重的過程中看到了自己所有努力的回報,這次勝利是在他10月份贏得北愛爾蘭公開賽之後,也在上個月進入了英國公開賽的決賽。

2021年5月,他還被宣布破產,這場勝利為他贏得了25萬英鎊。

六屆英國冠軍史蒂夫-戴維斯在BBC電視台上發言時說。"我為他感到高興,他決定嘗試為自己的職業生涯做點什麼。

"他可能有很多人在幾年內告訴他,如果你想成為一個嚴肅的職業選手,你必須要減掉一些體重,你必須要付出代價。

"最後他決定這麼做。你不能保證你會得到結果,但這是一件多麼美妙的事情--立即成為一台獲勝的機器,這給了你極大的鼓勵。"

前世界冠軍約翰-帕羅特認為艾倫在技術上也在不斷進步,他說。"一切都不同了--每個部門都有改進。

"他的決心和毅力將使他在比賽中保持優勢。這裡面有一點馬克-塞爾比的影子,然後艾倫找到了他的比賽。他是一個巨大的競爭者。"

艾倫在世界排名中位列第五,僅比他的歷史最好成績低一位,並且在一年的排名中擁有任何人的最多積分。

這是他在2018年大師賽成功後在 "三冠王 "賽事中的第二次勝利,並希望在最後一站--世界錦標賽中獲得勝利。

"我距離三冠王還有三分之二的路程,要成為世界冠軍,你需要做很多事情,"他補充說。"我一直是我自己最糟糕的批評者,但我覺得我在賽場內外都是一個改變的人。

"在第一場比賽中,我知道我在掙扎,但從來沒有讓我的頭垂下來,總是很積極。

"我取得了一個突破,以6-2[落後],然後是6-3,有些東西改變了,我第一次開始感覺非常好。

"在9場比賽中贏得8場,沒有多少人能夠在對陣丁俊暉時做到這一點--這歸功於我的積極態度,我為自己感到非常、非常自豪。"

戴維斯認為艾倫在比賽中的勝利方式,他在直到決賽的每場比賽中都落後兩局,對陣丁俊暉時落後五局,這讓他更加印象深刻。

"他已經變成了一個非常特別的球員,能做到這一點就說明了問題,"戴維斯補充說。

"作為一台飛行器,從前面贏得決賽是可以的,但從後面做到這一點顯示了偉大的性格,這將使他在世界錦標賽和大師賽中處於有利地位。"

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Mark Allen says he is "a changed man on and off the table" after he clinched his first UK Championship title in a remarkable victory over Ding Junhui.

It is Allen's second successive ranking tournament and came after he lost five stone in four months in an intensive fitness regime in the summer.

"I want to create a bit of a legacy in the game and you don't do that if you come second," said Allen.

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During the summer Allen weighed more than 18 stone and has seen a reward for all his hard work in shedding some of that weight, with this victory coming after he won the Northern Ireland Open in October and also reached the final of the British Open last month.

In May 2021 he was also declared bankrupt and this victory earns him £250,000.

Six-time UK Champion Steve Davis, speaking on BBC TV, said: "I'm delighted for him, he's decided to try to do something about his career.

"He probably had loads of people over a number of years telling him that if you want to be a serious pro, you've got to lose some weight, you've got to pay the price.

"And finally he decided to do it. You can't guarantee you will get the results but what a wonderful thing - to becoming a winning machine immediately, that gives you great encouragement."

Former world champion John Parrott felt Allen was also improving technically as well and said: "Everything's different - there's improvement in every department.

"His determination and persistence is going to keep him in games. There was a little bit of Mark Selby in that and then Allen found his game. He's a tremendous competitor."

Allen is fifth in the world rankings, only one place below his all-time best and has the most points of anyone in the one-year rankings.

This was his second win in a 'Triple Crown' event after success at the Masters in 2018 and wants the last leg - the World Championship.

"I'm two thirds of the way to the Triple Crown and there's a lot you need to do to be a world champion," he added. "I've been my own worst critic but I feel like I'm a changed man on and off the table.

"In the first session I knew I was struggling but never let my head drop and was always positive.

"I made a break to go 6-2 [behind], then 6-3 and something changed and for the first time I started to feel really good.

"To win eight frames out of nine, not many people do that against Ding - it's down to my positive attitude and I'm very, very proud of myself."

Davis felt the manner of Allen's victory in the tournament, where he was two frames behind in every match up to the final and five adrift against Ding, made it even more impressive.

"He's turned into a very special player and to do that makes a statement," added Davis.

"It's OK being a flying machine and winning a final from in front but to do it from behind shows great character and it will stand him in good stead for the World Championship and the Masters." • None to follow snooker news on the BBC app.

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