Monday, 3 October 2011

Robertson reigns in Poland

Neil Robertson's consistency in this season's PTC series was rewarded last night as he captured the Warsaw Classic title.

The 2010 world champion has entered five PTCs out of six in the current campaign and has made it to the last 16 stage in four of them.

Considering the competitive nature of these short tournaments, that's an incredible record, especially when you remember how he struggled to get to grips with these events last season.

As good as consistency is though, we all know the top players are in it to win it, which Robertson has now done with his 4-1 win against Ricky Walden in last night's final.

This result came on top of wins earlier in the tournament against Stephen Maguire and Shaun Murphy on a day where he played fairly ruthless snooker.

This continues his imperious record where he's still yet to lose a televised final but more importantly, victory in Warsaw marks Robertson's first ranking in title in just over a year, and shows he's back to somewhere near his best form.

I think it's fair to say Robertson struggled a little last season with patchy form. I'm not sure whether that was caused by the weight of expectation of being world champion, but whatever the reason, it was definitely a worthwhile experience for him if he's to enjoy a prolonged spell at the top of the game.

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