Neil Robertson beats Jack Lisowski to win season-opening Riga Masters

Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson beat Jack Lisowski to win the first tour event of the new snooker season at the Riga Masters.

The former world champion fired a break of 117 en route to his 5-2 win which secured the 14th ranking title of his career.

Robertson is playing with a new cue for the first time in 20 years and his decision immediately paid off as he powered to a comfortable victory.

His century saw him sail into a 3-0 lead and although Lisowski reduced the deficit, the Australian did not look back.

Robertson's fine form had been evident in his semi-final earlier in the day, when he whitewashed Stuart Carrington 5-0.

Lisowski had impressed with a 5-1 win over Stephen Maguire, sealing the 27-year-old's place in his first ranking final of his career.

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