The Masters - Robertson storms in quarter-finals

00:19:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

No one could stop The Thunder from Down Under
The 2010 world champion, Neil Robertson beat last year UK Championship runner-up Mark Allen 6-3 to get a cosy and comfortable place in the quarter-finals.

The Australian who’s nicknamed "The Thunder from Down Under" practically stormed into the match and kept on electrocuting his opponent with each chance he got.

One of the most entertaining matches of this year's Masters edition was the one that had Neil Robertson and Mark Allen's names on the scoreboard. Both of them eager to win, both of them in the mood for some big breaks and cracking shots.

The battle of cues was opened with Robertson's 74 break, a break that received a 88 and a beautiful 124 from Allen. Still, the Australian player didn't get intimidated and cleared the table during the next frame to draw level at 2-2 at the interval.

Allen fought like a lion, but that wasn't enough
As the lads retuned into the arena the proud of Northern Ireland put his nose in front again after winning a scrappy affair and as before, Robertson brought the equality on the scoreboard, this time at 3-3.

What followed next was a typical rain of winning breaks, a series formed by a 100, a 71 and an 82 securing Robertson a 6-3 victory and a spot in the quarter-finals were he is meeting Mark Williams on Friday from 12.30pm (UK time).

This last match completed the third day of the Masters, at the end of it the conclusion being simple: it was a good day for the world champions; John Higgins beat Matthew Stevens 6-2 (see story here), while Neil Robertson moved passed Mark Allen 6-3.

Tomorrow's match schedule:

Mark Selby v. Stephen Lee

Ali Carter v. Graeme Dott
*all hours are UK time

TV coverage:
12:30 - 15:30 British EuroSport 2
13:30 - 15:45 BBC Two
19:15 - 22:00 British EuroSport
23:20 - 02:10 BBC Two (the highlights)