I agree with Laivc that with a lethal smash ala LCW or even SWH would separate him from many. Looking at the way both he and SX payed at the AE they have improved their skills. Both are fitter and made less mistakes. I am surprised they managed to overcome KM and VA, they were ranked higher and expected to win. Now why couldn't they do this earlier, like 2015? THW's defences have improved greatly and that is how he managed to tire out KM. And his fitness saw him win against HKV. But with a more effective smash he would have finished the game earlier. If he can defend well against LD and make less mistakes he could win the AE title tomorrow.