Players Championship Robertson wins 6-1 to reach final against Hawkins


Neil Robertson beat Jimmy Robertson 6-1 in the Semi-finals of the 2022 Snooker Players Championship on Sunday, reaching his 35th ranking final and setting up a showdown with Hawkins, who beat him in the Masters final.Neil Robertson was in excellent form, beating Karen Wilson 6-4 in the first round, beating O ‘Sullivan 6-3 in the quarter-finals and reaching the last four to face Jimmy Robertson, who knocked out defending champion Higgins 6-4, for a place in the final.In the match, Neil – Robertson dominated, in the first round after the opponent scored 31 points, a shot of 86 points to take the lead, the second and third frames also conveniently won.In the fourth game, Jimmy Robertson cleared the ball in an extended frame and took advantage of a long chance to score the winning black ball to overcome a 3-1 deficit.Back from the break, Neil – Robertson fired on all cylinders, and under the next three frames, including the fifth and seventh frames of a single shot 55 and 53 points, the total score of 6-1 victory into the final, will compete with Hawkins for the final championship.Playing in his 35th ranking final, Neil Robertson will try to win his 22nd title and will face Hawkins, whom he beat in the Masters final, 10-4 a month ago to lift one of the three major titles for the second time.”Barry (Hawkins) will have great motivation to win and it’s great to see him back in another final.He is a great player and we always play in a good spirit.Even after the Masters final, we had a great time at the after-match party.When you play against someone like Barry, whoever plays better wins, there’s no problem.”Mr Robertson said.If Robertson can beat Hawkins again for the Players Championship, his 22 ranked titles would tie Trump and Trump for the most in the 1980s and tie for sixth all-time.The final of the Players Championship will be a best-of-19 series with the winner taking home £125,000.

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