Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis first contested the UK Championship final 20 years ago.
The following year, 1990, they took part in what remains one of the best finals ever played.
Hendry won both matches and leads Davis 43-18 in career meetings but the two players are arguably more closely matched now then they have been since those two Preston finals.
There's no doubt Hendry is struggling to follow a good performance with one equally as strong. He still plays very well in spells but at other times things are just not happening for him.
Davis remains a battler, as he proved in beating Michael Judge 9-7 to qualify, and beat Hendry the last time they played in a ranking event, in the semi-finals of the 2005 UK Championship.
It's a classic pairing between the two greatest players of all time. The snooker they produce may not live up to the billing but it is still a match to relish.