There's been much talk of late that snooker is dying but Neil Robertson's engrossing, entertaining and dramatic 5-4 victory over John Higgins in the last 16 of the Welsh Open last night proved that there is nothing wrong with the game on the table.

Robertson could have gone 3-0 down but employed a relentlessly positive attitude throughout and was, at times, awesome.

He took his eye off a pot that would have ensured 4-2 and had to survive several anxious moments before going two up with three to play.

Higgins, as he often has, showed his class to draw level before a tense decider.

It went the way of the Australian and rounded off the match of the tournament so far. Credit must go to both players for the high quality action they served up.

Crowds have been good, indeed up on last year. Part of the reason for this may be because it's half term.

Indeed, it's good to see so many kids present and equally good to see the players signing autographs for them after their matches.

Such scenes can only show snooker in a positive light, and that is much needed right now.


planetreckless said...

Kudos to Neil Roberston, what a thrilling match that was. Genius potting at times and drama galore, what more could one ask for ? Keep em coming like this Neil!

hegeland said...

"the match of the tournament so far" yeah... because today we saw an even more thrilling one! :)

Anonymous said...

Great game.