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Robertson Romps to Warsaw Classic Victory

Neil Robertson performed at a very high level to claim the sixth Players Tour Championship event of the season, beating Ricky Walden 4-1 in Poland.

The Australian had earlier edged tight encounters with Stephen Maguire and Shaun Murphy before whitewashing Stephen Lee in the last four.

Walden came from 3-2 behind in his semi-final with veteran Steve Davis to book his place in the final but could not prevent the 2010 world champion from capturing yet another title.

The result means that Robertson has now contested seven ranking event finals and emerged victorious in all of them.

The 29 year-old was clearly at one with the table and knocked in sizable breaks in each frame he won – a 95 the highlight in the fourth frame.

Walden himself played quite well but could not get enough table time to remain in contention.

The Englishman did well to reach the final, though, and will hope to take inspiration for the rest of the season in his push to break into the elite top 16 in the world rankings.

It was a memorable week for Davis, who had to play with a borrowed cue on Friday and at 54 years-old has proven that there is still life in the old dog.

Many pundits frequently say that it is the end for the six-time world champion but that is clearly not the case and he still has the ability to go far in events from time to time.

For Robertson, it is the kick-start to the season that he needed and will now feel confident ahead of rest of the year.

With the UK Championship coming up in December, the Aussie will hope to add the second biggest title in the sport to his growing trophy cabinet.

Overall, the event in Poland was a resounding success with a huge crowd attending the final tonight.

Indeed, the crowds over the three days have been excellent and snooker will surely be returning to the country in the coming years.

It also reflects the interest for the game in Europe and with the likes of Poland, Germany and Belgium, among others, the future in the continent looks very promising.

The full draw and results can be viewed by clicking here.



Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.

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World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Tour Championship – won by Neil Robertson.

1. Judd Trump
2. Ronnie O’Sullivan
3. Neil Robertson
4. Mark Selby
5. John Higgins
6. Kyren Wilson
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Ding Junhui
10. Yan Bingtao
11. Barry Hawkins
12. Mark Williams
13. Mark Allen
14. Jack Lisowski
15. David Gilbert
16. Anthony McGill

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