Neil Robertson recollects ‘one of the ideal matches ever’ towards Judd Trump at the Masters


Neil Robertson and Judd Trump performed a traditional match in 2016 (Photograph: Getty Photos)

Neil Robertson and Judd Trump satisfy in the semi-finals of the Masters on Saturday evening in a repeat of their classic quarter-last in 2016.

The two gentlemen played out a person of the most memorable contests in the tournament’s heritage three yrs back, with Trump edging out Robertson 6-5.

There had been 6 hundreds of years strike over the 11 frames, and despite coming out on the mistaken aspect of the result, Robertson remembers the sport fondly.

‘We performed what need to be regarded as a single of the finest two or three matches at any time performed below in the quarter finals,’ said the Australian.

Neil Robertson during day six of the 2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 18, 2019. See PA story SNOOKER London. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Neil Robertson satisfies Trump yet again in the semis this yr (Image: PA)

‘He made four generations, I built two and must genuinely have experienced a pair much more.

‘It was crazy, two gamers taking part in at their peak, it was one opportunity snooker and he just transpired to have 1 a lot more than me.’

Trump designed breaks of 140, 129, 105 and 104 with the Aussie rolling in 139, 100 in the pulsating contest at Alexandra Palace.

They could not be divided immediately after 10 frames of action, just before Trump nailed the 129 in the 11th to choose the match.

When he simply cannot ensure a repeat of that sensational clash, Robertson is sure it will be a different entertaining affair on Saturday night.

‘He’s received that in his locker to consider a match away from you with no you doing much wrong,’ ongoing the previous earth winner.

‘But I have much too, so the crowd and everybody watching are heading to really take pleasure in the semi finals. I can’t hold out.

‘He’s had a definitely reliable period so significantly. Possibly not gained as a lot as he warrants for becoming so steady.

‘He’ll be as hungry as nearly anything since he’s never ever been in a Masters last ahead of and occur out all guns blazing.’

Trump is competing in his fourth Masters last but is nevertheless nevertheless to reach the showpiece at Ally Pally.

It is obviously anything the Bristolian is mindful of, but his semi-closing failures are not denting his self esteem.

‘I keep finding to the semi-final,’ stated Trump. ‘I give myself odds which is what you’ve got to do.

‘Thee a lot more I set myself in that situation, I’ll gain one of them.’

The pair fulfill at 7pm on Saturday 19 January.

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