That has to have been the match of the tournament so far. Wonderful snooker, spellbinding drama, and you have to feel for poor Andrew Higginson.
Robertson N.-Higginson A.
World Open - 25 September 2010
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Brilliant pot from Robertson on the last red and that should be the match. What a way to finish a fantastic match, as Higginson shakes his head. He can't believe it.
But that's a bad miss from Robertson this time and now the Englishman is back at the table. He's 31-16 up and looking very assured.
Could that be the turning point? Higginson underhits a red to the bottom-right pocket, leaving it for Robertson to knock in.
Brilliant snooker here between these two players as it now heads to sudden death.
That's frame ball and we should be all square again. What resolve Higginson is showing out here.
But once again it's a terrfiic response from Higginson. Two reds left and he's still at the table.
Good start from Robertson to the fourth frame and after the masterful performance in the third, you have to fancy him to go through here.
That's why he's the champion. An unbelievable clearance from Robertson, capitalising to the maximum on Higginson's unfortunate mistake. Breathtakiing.
Wow, that is impressive from Robertson. He's now onto the colours, still 19 points behind, but you've got to favour him to take the frame now. Brilliant display of pressure potting.
That's some classy potting from Robertson. There are three reds left and he's 49 points behind.
It's 51-0 now and if Higginson takes this frame, the world champion will have to do what no other player has been able to do in this tournament and win a match from being 2-1 down.
Terrificly confident start to this frame by Higginson. A superb red to the bottom-left pocket is followed by a fine selection of shots. His break stands at 35.
Impressive comeback from Higginson. All square.
It's a decent break of 46 for Higginson, but will he get a chance to add to it? Robertson is back at the table.
Time for Higginson to show what he can do. Uncharacteristic miss on a red from Robertson ends his break at just 10 and now his opponent must capitalise.
Incidentally, the winner of this match will take on Ricky Walden in the quarter-finals.
That's one-nil already. Devastating stuff from the world champ.
Robertson carelessly misses on a red, but he's 77-0 in front and you'd have to think he'll take the frame now, even though Higginson is back to the table.
To be fair to Higginson, he hasn't done a lot wrong but against a special player like Robertson, you have to do something extra special to beat him.
And it looks like he's failed the test as he leaves Robertson on with an easy red and now the Australian is building a potentially frame-winning break which currently stands at 36.
Early test of Higginson's credentials. Robertson has laid a tough snooker and a bad shot from the Englishman could end in a first-frame loss.
We're underway as Andrew Higginson breaks to begin his last 16 clash with current world champ Neil Robertson.