Robertson sees early joy with faster approach

NEWLY-CROWNED Wuxi Classic winner Neil Robertson has said he aims to play a faster game this season following his Crucible disappointment two months ago. The Australian has decided to up the tempo of his game after his surprising first round exit in this year’s World Championship – a tournament many fans and pundits tipped him…

Robertson crowned Wuxi Classic champion

NEIL Robertson showed why he is snooker’s top star after a brilliant fightback display saw him win the season’s first major tournament. The world number one recovered from 5-2 down to defeat four-times world champion John Higgins and lift the Wuxi Classic trophy. It is back to back majors for the Australian following his win…

Slender advantage for Higgins in Wuxi final

JOHN Higgins had the better of the opening session of the Wuxi Classic final, leading Neil Robertson 5-4. In an entertaining final so far, the four-times world champion looked to be in control when he led 5-2 but world number one Robertson fought back at the end of the session to reduce the gap to…

Robertson and Higgins to contest Wuxi final

  Pictures by Monique Limbos NEIL Robertson and John Higgins will battle it out on Sunday to win the season’s first major ranking event – the Wuxi Classic. The Australian and the Scot both eased through to the final with comfortable 6-2 victories in their semi-final clashes against Robert Milkins and Matthew Stevens respectively. It…

2013 Wuxi Classic Qualifiers – Day 1

THE OPENING day of the 2013/14 snooker season saw a huge surprise as world number one Mark Selby crashed out of the Wuxi Classic in the first round to Andrew Pagett. Today was a historic day for the sport with the start of the new flat structure era which sees the world’s best players have…

Walden – Good start proved vital in Wuxi win

NEW WUXI Classic champion Ricky Walden has said winning the first few frames was massive in his grand final win over Stuart Bingham. Walden dominated the match throughout and went on to beat his Essex opponent 10-4 to clinch his second world title with his last ranking success coming four years ago in the Shanghai Masters. After his win, Walden collected the…

Wuxi Classic glory for impressive Walden

NOT EVEN a brilliant maximum 147 break from Stuart Bingham stopped Ricky Walden in his tracks to clinch his second world ranking title of his career. Walden completed an impressive week on the baize beating Bingham 10-4 to be crowned Wuxi Classic champion 2012. This is Walden’s second big ranking event win after he was crowned Shanghai Masters champion in 2008. The Chester-born…

Comfortable win steers Walden to Wuxi final

RICKY WALDEN is just one more win away from claiming his second world ranking title after brushing aside Marcus Campbell in the second Wuxi Classic semi-final. Today’s semi-final was by no means a classic in the making but a solid performance from the Londoner saw him coast to victory against the Scot inside seven frames winning 6-1. Walden, whose last ranking…

Bingham survives fightback to reach final

STUART BINGHAM has made it through to this year’s Wuxi Classic final after seeing off a brilliant fightback from Mark Davis. Bingham’s 6-5 win and run through to tomorrow’s grand final continues his brilliant start to the season after winning the Pink Ribbon Pro-am tournament and the Asian PTC 1 event more than a week ago. He will play Ricky Walden…