this is flawless snooker from murphy 3-0 pinching the frame on the black three big breaks
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Roberton's revenge to reach Masters final
Neil Robertson won sweet revenge over Judd Trump as he brought his run at the Masters to a halt.
The Australian potter - overcoming the challenge of a fresh tip - showed his full raft of matchplay abilities as he stormed to a satisfying 6-3 win.
He led 5-1 before fighting off a mini-revival, but was a worthy winner overall.
It means he's into his first Masters final and, just as important, he denied Trump a hat-trick of wins against him in BBC events.
Robertson went into this match having lost to young Judd at both the World and UK Championship. Add the spice of Trump accusing him of being a slow player and you have a grudge match on your hands.
Neil is a fierce competitor and would have come into this match desperate to bite back.
Well, bite back he did. The world number four is a smart player and put about his task of derailing Trump by finding an excellent balance between attack and defence. Neil is a great tactician and was prepared to play the waiting game but also knocked in some great long pots and scored well at times.
He deserved to win fair and square - but the needle was clear to hear after the match.
Judd said: "He played his normal speed. He's always quite slow.
"He did what he had to do. He got in front but he was a little bit boring in the first couple of frames and I lost interest. He put my under pressure from the start and did what he had to do.
"If I'd played my best game, I'd have won easy. I've got myself to blame."
Neil added: "He's got a couple of mates in the crowd. They're probably alright lads and everything but I don't like the fact that they say hello to me before the game and then are screaming for the white to go in or when there's a fluke saying 'good shot Judd'
"He (Judd) didn't really say anything to me at the end of the match. It was quite strange because usually when someone wins to make a final, they wish you good luck. It was a bit disappointing.
"There's a lot of people that love him, a lot of people that don't.
"Some people are a little bit fed up of the things he does and he's nothing like that. If you guys would film him 24 hours a day, he's nothing like character he portrays on Twitter.
"Why doesn't he want to be Judd Trump? Why does he want to be Mario Balotelli?"
Neil won't dwell on the building feud though.
Instead, he can now look forward to his first Masters final and goes into it with a fabulous record of winning all six of his previous finals.
Sonny wrote:Muppet147 wrote:So this Summers character gets full access to the practice room etc?
The works. He's obviously his bezzie mate because he was the one sat with Judd's parents and brother in the VIP seats at the Crucible. At York there was a larger group of them, all dressed up to the nines. I mean fair play to them because they're young and their mate is a star and all that, but sooner or later they'll have to learn how to behave or face the consequences of random people sending them abuse on Twitter or drunken strangers approaching them in nightclubs etc.
SnookerFan wrote:Not looking good for the tournament's first 6-5, is it?
Witz78 wrote:SnookerFan wrote:Not looking good for the tournament's first 6-5, is it?
NO SADLY YOU WILL GET YOUR WISH HERE
THE parakeet WILL COME BACK NOW, SO OBVIOUS
SOMEHOW HE WILL SCRAPE A WIN HERE
Witz78 wrote:as i said earlier the 264k question that he would come back from 0-3 down sadly looking a reality
def not watching the final
jojo wrote:the fat idiot took the wrong shot on
SnookerFan wrote:Remember that bloke the BBC used to have doing trick shots on mid-session intervals? I think he was Polish or something. He was called The Incredible somebody, I think. Or somebody The Magnificient.