Welsh Open: Neil Robertson to play Stuart Bingham in final

Neil Robertston (left) won the Welsh Commence in 2007, whereas Stuart Bingham won it in 2017

Neil Robertson will play Stuart Bingham in the Welsh Commence final after a 6-0 semi-final lift over Iran’s Hossein Vafaei.

Australian Robertston, ranked 10 in the arena, made three centuries on the Motorpoint Area in Cardiff.

World number 12 Bingham produced four centuries as he beat fellow Englishman Joe O’Connor 6-2 earlier on Saturday.

Sunday’s final is the finest of 17 frames and begins at 13:00 GMT.

Bingham has made 10 century breaks in the match, the same number he made at some level of his flee to lift the 2015 World Championship.

“My game is there. Long would possibly well also simply it proceed,” he acknowledged.

Bingham described 23-12 months-old O’Connor, who beat Kyren Wilson, Ding Junhui and defending champion John Higgins in the match, as “potentially basically the most promising young English participant we now have obtained now”.

Vafaei scored easiest 54 capabilities in a match lasting an hour and a half of.

“Each and every minute mistake he made I punished completely and that is the reason what you would possibly attain,” Robertson acknowledged.

“You can’t let the crew get in the again of the underdog. I played thoroughly, scored carefully and I did everything I hoped to achieve at some level of the match.”

Robertson, who beat Bingham 5-0 in the German Masters two weeks ago, acknowledged: “Stuart’s better than capable of crushing anybody on his day.

“We each play very attacking snooker. Hopefully I’m in a position to get on high.”

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