Neil Robertson profile

  • Last Updated: April 15 2014, 10:34 BST

World Championship 2014 - Neil Robertson profile

Neil Robertson: Closing in on a century of centuries this season
Neil Robertson: Closing in on a century of centuries this season

Name: Neil Robertson

Date of birth: 11/02/82 (32)

World ranking: 1

Crucible best: Winner 2010

The world champion of 2010 will be pulling out all the stops to try and add another Crucible title to his glittering CV.

Robertson is one of 11 players to win both the world and UK titles, and one of eight to win the triple crown of World Championship, UK Championship and Masters.

But the Australian star knows that a world title will emphatically cement his current status as world number one.

Robertson started the season in fine style, beating John Higgins in the final of the Wuxi Classic to claim the eighth ranking event title of his career.

He lost to Marco Fu in the final of the Australian Goldfields Open, before beating Mark Selby 10-7 in the final of the UK Championship and becoming the first overseas player to win all the Triple Crown events.

The 32-year-old is in good form having reached the final of the recent China Open where he was beaten by an in-form Ding Junhui.

Robertson has currently made 92 century breaks this season which is a new record and knows that a good run in Sheffield could see him pass the 100 milestone.


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