Neil Robertson joined an elusive club today after he recorded his 500th career century – becoming only the fourth player in history to do so.
The Australian hit the milestone centuy in the sixth frame of his first round World Championship encounter against Crucible debutant Noppon Saenkham.
Robertson joined the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry and John Higgins .
And Robertson enjoyed a solid afternoon throughout as he left the venue with a huge overnight lead of 8-1. This means he is just two frames away from reaching the second round where he will face Marco Fu.
Fu came back from behind to win a deciding frame thriller against Luca Brecel in the first round.
SNOOKER’S TOP CENTURY BREAK MAKERS
- Ronnie O’Sullivan – 870
- Stephen Hendry – 775
- John Higgins – 665
- Neil Robertson – 500
- Mark Selby – 466
- Judd Trump – 459
- Marco Fu – 449
- Ding Junhui – 443
- Shaun Murphy – 418
- Mark Williams – 383 source – http://snookerinfo.webs.com/100centuries
Robertson made history when he became the first man to hit 100 centuries in a single season back in 2013/14 – completing the remarkable achievement in an epic World Championship quarter-final against Judd Trump.