John Higgins didn't just outplay Shaun Murphy at the Crucible tonight, he also out-thought him.
His superior safety play came to the fore and forced the mistakes from Murphy.
So Higgins leads 11-5.
But the final isn't over yet. After all, he led Mark Selby 12-4 in the final two years ago and saw this reduced to 14-13.
His 14-4 lead over Mark Allen in this year's semi-finals was also clawed back, although he of course came through in the end,
I expect Higgins to win but feel it may go a little closer before he gets his hands on the trophy for a third time.