Snooker: Robertson aware of added burden

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Neil Robertson has vowed to be a role model for his sport after winning the World Championship at the Crucible in yesterday's early hours.

Robertson, who has flown to Oslo where his Norwegian girlfriend, Mille, is due to give birth any day, admitted he will have to be squeaky clean after the John Higgins scandal. "It's something I was aware of before this final," the Australian said. "There's a lot of added responsibility now and it comes with the package. But what happened with John won't overshadow [my title] at all back home. They won't talk about it, it'll be all about this.

"I was thinking there's no way in the world the snooker gods are going to allow me to be world champion and then a dad a few days after, it's just not going to happen. It's absolutely incredible, an amazing feeling."

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