Originally Posted by ChasingAces
I remember one of the matches they played before where Ebdon asked the referee to clean the white every 4 or 5 shots to try to slow Ronnie down and keep him in the chair longer
Actually I think it was less about Ronnie and more about trying to keep himself from blowing it during that match. That was a pretty pressure-filled last couple of games.
Besides, it was on Ronnie not to let himself get distracted (in the US they call it 'sharked') by Ebdon's routine, and he failed, pure and simple. He even said as much in the interview afterwards.