Welsh Open: Neil Robertson beats Stuart Bingham in final

Neil Robertson is a dilapidated world number 1

Neil Robertson held off a racy fightback from Stuart Bingham to resolve the Welsh Delivery final 9-7 in Cardiff.

Australian Robertson led 7-3 sooner than Englishman Bingham won four successive frames at the Motorpoint Enviornment.

Robertson, the realm number 10, edged wait on in entrance sooner than clinching victory with a destroy of 83.

“It used to be an unbelievable finish. I needed to hang in there. Colossal credit to Stuart. It used to be a out of the ordinary final because so many frames went from facet to facet,” he said.

“To resolve an tournament would not happen very in general, so I am truly jubilant.”

The £70,000 prize cash for winning took Robertson’s occupation earnings past £4m.

Robertson, who won the tournament in 2007, reached the final by thrashing Iran’s Hossein Vafaei 6-0, whereas 2017 champion Bingham produced four centuries as he beat Joe O’Connor 6-2.

Robertson, 37, also hit a most destroy of 147 earlier within the tournament, but the final did not stay up to the high standards the gamers had self-discipline.

Breaks of 71 and 69 helped Robertson to a 3-1 lead, with a 72 extending his advantage.

Robertson extended his consequence in 7-3 after the destroy, sooner than 42-year-passe Bingham won the 11th frame.

Robertson gave the influence definite to pass 8-4 in entrance, but Bingham stole in on the dark to lower the arrears to 7-5 in a 43-minute frame.

In a jittery 15th frame, each and each gamers missed at necessary times sooner than Robertson claimed his second title of the season.

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