Snooker: Robertson hit by cue problem
Saturday 21 January 2012
Neil Robertson is hoping a damaged cue tip will not scupper his chances of a first Masters title, after he won a tense quarter-final against Mark Williams 6-4 to set up a meeting with Judd Trump at Alexandra Palace.
"It's probably the worst thing to happen. I'll have to play a new one in, before the semi-final. Usually, it takes me five days to get used to a new one. Hopefully, I'll be ready but I wouldn't put money on me to win."
Trump beat Robertson 9-7 in a thrilling semi-final on his way to the UK title last month. "He's scaring opponents right now," says Robertson, "but I don't think of revenge. I have to be efficient."
Latest in Sport
England vs New Zealand second Test match report: England’s bold boast turns into hot air and humiliation
Fifa corruption: Sepp Blatter's right-hand man Jerome Valcke 'sent' $10m payment to Jack Warner in letter from the South African FA
England 'favourites' to host 2018 World Cup after Sepp Blatter resignation - Qatar and Russia under pressure
Michael Schumacher: Bernie Ecclestone reveals why he can't visit former F1 champion because he 'doesn't want to see him like that'
Brendan Rodgers' job safe for now but Liverpool owners plan for improvement
- 1 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 2 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
- 3 Gay teenager 'forced to have sex with his own mother' to 'cure' his homosexuality, campaigners in India say
- 4 Fifa corruption: Qatar says investigations are racist, anti-Arab and show 'ugly face' of countries who lost 2022 World Cup bid
- 5 We have six months to save the world, says leading economist
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides award win...
£25000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...
£24000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity has ari...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity for an experienced Fina...