It's ten years since John Higgins won the Welsh Open for the first time and today he is poised to win it for the second, just as his namesake Alex did at the World Championship in 1982.
The Scottish Higgins has re-emerged as the game's leading force having occupied that same position a decade ago.
This says more about him than it does the chasing pack. As a big occasion match player he is Mr. Dependable. This is his fourth ranking final from the last six events and he has the class to win his 21st ranking title tonight.
But Ali Carter will not be a pushover. Newport is obviously a venue he likes and if he scores heavily today he has every chance of winning.
Carter doesn't lack self belief and has the game to win frames in one visit and leave Higgins cold.
Oddly, the pair haven't met in a TV tournament for six years. Today, they will hopefully serve up a final to remember.