Neil Robertson believes his 10-9 win within the Champion of Champions final over Judd Trump was one of the best match he has ever performed in.
The Australian made 5 centuries in an exciting contest which noticed the crushed finalist additionally knock in three tons in entrance of the Coventry crowd.
It was a see-saw contest which appeared to be swinging the best way of the world champion who was 9-Eight forward and having made a break of 69 within the 17th body.
It was the character of sport for Robertson to bounce again, although, as he acquired the snooker he required, pressured a re-spotted black and took the match to a decider.
The momentum was with the Aussie at that stage and he rolled in a sensational 137 to assert the title and he was rightly delighted together with his victory.
‘I was semi-unconscious potting the winning balls and just clearing up there,’ mentioned Robertson.
‘To play a match like that, It’s one of the best match I’ve been involved in and for lots of individuals it’s most likely one of the best match they’ve ever seen.
‘The commonplace general was unbelievable, it had every little thing. Couple of frames on the black, these final two there, I dug in actually deep to power a decider.
‘Against many different gamers the match would have been accomplished and dusted midway via the second session.
‘It was a great credit to both of us, we never backed down, we kept playing the shots and that’s the type of snooker individuals wish to see today.
‘I believe quite a bit of individuals watching it would have gotten a buzz out of it.
‘It’s one of these uncommon real events the place it’s a must to say it’s unlucky to have a loser within the match. It was only a sensible match all spherical.’
Trump was magnanimous in defeat regardless of the agonising nature of the loss and praised the Aussie as the higher participant.
‘Obviously it was good to play in, the standard was very good throughout,’ mentioned the world primary. ‘It was up and down at instances tonight, we had been each lacking just a few and Neil scored the heavier when he wanted to.
‘I believe general Neil deserved to win, I believe he performed the higher snooker over the 2 periods.
‘I’m not too disenchanted, Neil performed the higher snooker tonight, I acquired outplayed. It’s at all times a pleasure taking part in Neil, he performs the sport the best approach, he will get on with it, sees the ball, goes for it and clears up.
‘Disappointed to lose obviously from the position I was in, but I had a bit of luck before that, onwards and upwards really and look forward to the next tournament.’
Robertson returned the compliments to his crushed opponent, saying: ‘Can I say to Judd, what a world champion he’s been, he’s actually matured as a participant and a person away from the desk. He’s reduce out the nights away in Vegas.
‘It’s necessary to conduct your self as a champion once you win, however extra importantly once you lose and I believe that was an ideal instance of Judd proper there.’
Both males head to Belfast for the Northern Ireland Open which begins on Monday.