The Masters - Robertson sends Williams home

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Robbo get a place in the semis
The third player who gets a place in this year's Masters semi-finals is Neil Robertson. The Australian beat the two-time Masters champion Mark Williams 6-4 after engaging in quite a tactical battle of cues.

It was clear right from the beginning that this was going to be a tough match for each of the player involved and throughout it the theory was proved more than once. 

Williams missed the chance to be the one who broke the ice, Robertson stealing from him the opener, but the Welshman hit a 78 to draw level. However, the history has the tendency to repeat itself and so Robbo preformed another "special steal" during the 3rd frame.

This time though, Williams was unable to repeat what he had done during frame two and so the Aussie won one more frame after collecting 95 points off the table. It was 3-1 at the interval.

After the break Robertson continued his expansion, but this time Williams was determined to fight back. A 47 and a 68 were brining the Welshman just one point away from his opponent, 3-4.

Not a lucky day for Williams there
The 2010 world champion smelled the danger of a total comeback and decided it was time to get closer to victory after a break of 119 Robbo going 5-3 up.

One more time Williams tried his luck, this time with a 78, but unfortunately for him it was going to be late. A 57 break hit by Robertson during the 10th frame was putting an end to their snooker dispute.

Neil Robertson is meeting a very dangerous opponent in Saturday's semi-final, Judd Trump. Last time these two met it was during the PTC 8 Event, when Robertson hammered Trump 4-1 in the final. Will Trump take revenge?

The last match of the quarter-finals is set to take place tonight from 7pm (UK time) between Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy.