The Masters ( the final) - Robertson leading Murphy after first session

19:37:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Robertson takes the lead
Neil Robertson is currently leading Shaun Murphy 5-3 after the first session of this year's Masters final. 

A genuine tactical battle of cues, with lots of cracking shots performed and a lot of tension going on. Perfectly understandable since both players are at their first Masters final appearance.

The 2010 world champion, Neil Robertson took a scrappy opener to go 1-0 in front, but his opponent, drew level with the first chance he got by using a 65 break. However, Murphy's cue action didn't stop here, the Englishman taking the next frame too by hitting the first century break of this match, a beautiful 102.

Before the interval kicked off, Robbo managed to pull back a frame with a 103 clearance and so the boys entered in the 15 minute break all square at 2-2.

Retuning into the arena, the Australian regain his leading position after hitting in runs of 36 and 25, but as before, Murphy was careful enough as to level the match at 3-3, using a top break of 53.

Murphy has some catching up to do
One more time Robertson was putting his nose in front using a 72 break in the process, with the only difference that on this occasion Murphy wasn't able to reinstall the balance.
A brutal miss stopped the 2005 world champion break at 46, while Robbo was retuning to the table and potting like crazy. 

Tension was rising as the Aussie missed an easy blue on 60, this giving Murphy a life line to fulfil his initial plan and end the first session on 4-4. But it didn't happen because after he potted the yellow, missed the green.

For a few minutes the lads were engaged into a tactical battle of cues on the remaining colours until Murphy left the green on and so Robertson pot it along with the brown and the blue. It was 5-3.

The last session starts from 8pm (UK time), so be sure not to miss who the new Masters champion will be.