The Masters - Robertson executes Trump for final spot

18:55:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

I'm a winner, hear me roar!
Neil Robertson beat Judd Trump 6-3 after a thrilling battle of cues to grab a spot in this year's Masters final. 

"The Thunder from Down Under" showed himself merciless in front of his opponent, and knew how to handle the pressure of decisive shots.

The part Australian, part English battle of cues started with a very scrappy affair that put Robbo in the lead, while a great clearance of 100 points was turning the scoreline into 2-0 in his favour.
Young Judd used runs of 44 and 76 to win his first frame, but the interval was finding the boys at 3-1, after Robertson's 89 break.

Some pretty thrilling stuff was happening on the green baize as the 15 minute break came to an end, Judd stopping his break at 33 and Robertson missing a tough black on 43. It seemed like a perfect opportunity for Trump to get back in the game, but an incredible missed blue on 19 was leaving his opponent a chance to extend his lead.

Goodbye victory!
And that’s exactly what happened, as Neil cleared the table for 4-1 and won the very next frame also, with a top break of just 20 points. He was now, just one frame away from the victory, 5-1.

But the recent winner of the UK Championship crown didn't give up so easily, runs of 29, 35 and 95 bringing him two consecutive frames. Could we have expected a total comeback from the Bristolian?

Robertson answered that question with a determined NO, as Judd was missing an incredible blue to the right centre pocket on 29. The 2010 world champion came to the table to hit a 59 break and close the deal at 6-3.
As frame ball was potted, Neil offered the audience his classical "roar". He was in the final.

The day is far from being over, though one more semi-final taking palce from 7pm (UK time) between John Higgins and Shaun Murphy.