Neil Robertson and Jack Lisowski march on as Riga Masters hots up

Neil Robertson is through to the semi-finals of the Riga Masters after he battled hard to victory this morning.

The Australian is now just two wins away from winning the Riga Masters for a second time in his career after his first success in Latvia two years ago.

Neil Robertson. Picture courtesy of Monique Limbos

This morning saw Robertson dominate his quarter-final tie against Ricky Walden. Breaks of 56, 68 and 64 helped him to a 4-2 win.

The world number 10 next faces Stuart Carrington who has become a world ranking event semi-finalist for the first time after beating Chris Wakelin.

Grimsby based Carrington’s previous best performance in his career was reaching the quarter-finals of last year’s Welsh Open but he has the started the new season bettering that run.

Also through to the last four is world number 26 Jack Lisowski who brushed aside and whitewashed former world champion Graeme Dott this morning.

Jack Lisowski Picture: World Snooker

Breaks of 59, 64 and 72 secured Lisowski, 27, a second major ranking semi-final appearance – his last coming in Shanghai almost a year ago.

Liswoski enjoyed his best ever season last year winning significantly more prize money in a single campaign than ever before. And it appears he is continuing his rise in the game early into the new season.

Facing Lisowski next will be Scotland’s Stephen Maguire who pulled off an impressive 4-2 win over world number 9 Kyren Wilson.

Should Maguire, winner of five major ranking events, go all the way in this year’s Riga Masters he will go back into the world’s top ten of the rankings.

 

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