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Robertson beats world champion Williams to reach final four

Robertson beats world champion Williams to reach final four
By Eurosport

07/03/2019 at 17:32Updated 08/03/2019 at 07:54

Neil Robertson beat world champion Mark Williams 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Players Championship.

Williams took a tense opening frame, then moving two ahead before Robertson pulled one back despite a half-century break from the Welshman.

The 'Thunder from Down Under' then proceeded to rattle off four frames in a row, all with half-centuries in them.

The 2010 World Champion knocked in breaks of 63, 62, 95 and 75 that forced Williams to respond with a 56 to keep himself in it.

Williams then edged another tense frame before a break of 54 saw Robertson into the final four.

He will face Masters Champion Judd Trump on Friday for a place in the final.

In the late match on Thursday Mark Allen knocked out Stuart Bingham 6-4.

Allen hit a century break of 108 on his way to victory and he will face the winner of Friday's huge quarter-final clash between Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins.

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Quarter-final

  • Neil Robertson 6-4 Mark Williams
  • Judd Trump 6-5 Jack Lisowski
  • Mark Allen 6-4 Stuart Bingham
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan v John Higgins
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