Neil Robertson is an Australian professional snooker player. He won the 2010 World Championship and was the world number one later in the same year. In 2013, he became the first player to make 100 centuries in a single season. He is the most successful player from outside the United Kingdom in the sport’s history. Robertson has compiled more than 700 century breaks in professional competition.
About Neil Robertson in brief
Neil Robertson is an Australian professional snooker player. He won the 2010 World Championship and was the world number one later in the same year. In 2013, he became the first player to make 100 centuries in a single season. Robertson is the most successful player from outside the United Kingdom in the sport’s history. He is the only Australian to have won a ranking event, and was undefeated in his first six televised finals. Robertson has compiled more than 700 century breaks in professional competition. He plays left-handed. He began his professional career in the 19981999 season. In July 2003, Robertson won the World Under-21 Snooker Championship in New Zealand. In 2003, he won the qualifying tournament for a wildcard place at the 2004 Masters, where he subsequently lost 2–6 to Jimmy White in the first round. In 2004–05 season, he moved up to the top 32 in the rankings, reaching the final stages of 6 of the 8 tournaments, despite having to play at least 2 qualifying matches for each one. He reached the final of the Welsh Open in 2007. In 2009, he defeated Stephen Maguire and Steve Davis to reach the World Championship semi-finals. At the 2009 World Championship, Robertson made a record of 5 consecutive century breaks, with the 3rd sealing a 6–3 win over Australian Ali Carter. In 2011, he reached the semi-final of the World Masters, beating Steve Davis and Andrew Higginson 9–8 in the final to take the title.
In 2012, he beat Ian McCulloch to win the 2019 Champion of Champions tournament for the second time in his career. The win earned Robertson £60,000, his highest amount of money earned in one tournament. He also reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 Northern Ireland Trophy after wins over Jamie Cochoch and Jamie Cope. He finished the season ranked 10th, but outside the top sixteen on the one-year list. In the 2013–14 season, Robertson reached the finals of the Bahrain Championship. He lost to Matthew Stevens in a match that lasted almost 6 hours. Robertson made 2 centuries in the last three frames of the match, and won the match 9–7. He has been ranked No. 1 in the world in 2013 and 2014, and reached the top 16 in 2014 and 2015. He was the first Australian to win both the world and UK titles, and one of eleven to win three of the Triple Crown of World Championship,. UK Championship and Masters. In 2010, he was the youngest player to win an Australian ranking event at the age of 14. He made a century break in an Australian event at 14, and is the youngest to do so in a major ranking event. He beat Alan McManus 6–2 in the semis, to reach his first major final. He went on to win his first ever professional ranking tournament, beating the unseeded Jamie Copes 9–5 to win 9-5. In 2014, he made a break of 141 in the second frame of the last frame.