Snooker: Robertson fights back from Shanghai shock
Thursday 23 September 2010
The world champion Neil Robertson joined the last-16 line-up at the World Open in Glasgow by knocking out Ireland's David Morris yesterday.
Robertson lost to Peter Ebdon in the first round of the Shanghai Masters earlier this month but is playing himself back into form at the SECC. He followed up his first-round win over Scotland's Graeme Dott – the man he beat in the Crucible final in May – with a 3-1 victory over Morris.
The Australian took the opening frame thanks to a break of 72, before Morris won a scrappy second. Robertson eased himself back in front with a run of 62 in the third frame, before coming from behind in the fourth to book his place in the random draw for the next round.
There was more Irish disappointment, as Ken Doherty, the 1997 world champion, bowed out 3-1 to Barry Hawkins, who beat Mark Selby in the previous round.
Former Scottish amateur champion James McBain was outclassed by England's Ricky Walden, losing 3-0 despite making a fight of an absorbing 43-minute third frame. Walden had made a break of 102 to win the second frame.
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