Neil Robertson becomes Riga Masters champion once again

Neil Robertson has become Riga Masters champion for the second time in his career after beating Jack Lisowski in tonight’s final.

Neil Robertson. Picture by Monique Limbos

The world number 10 beat the Englishman 5-2 to collect the season’s first ranking title and the £50,000 prize.

Robertson, the winner of the 2010 World Championship, now has 14 ranking titles to his name.

The final was not the best in quality but Robertson had impressed throughout the tournament and can enjoy the coming months knowing he already has a major title under his belt.

Competing in his first ever ranking final, Lisowski can take huge positives from the tournament having built on his impressive and improved displays from last season.

Robertson dominated a final in which Lisowski struggled to find his best form throughout.

A fortuitous treble on the final black put the Australian 2-0 ahead after Lisowski missed it moments earlier to force a re-spot. Lisowski’s woes continued shortly afterwards when Robertson won the next frame to take a commanding 3-0 lead.

Liswoski managed to pull a frame back but Robertson then won the fifth frame to be within one frame of glory.

To his credit his opponent kept battling and reduced his arrears to 4-2 but Robertson had the better of a long seventh frame to seal the contest.


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