Robertson edges Selby in classic

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Neil Robertson in action in the game.

Neil Robertson produced one of the best performances of the season so far to come from behind and beat world number one Mark Selby 6-4 in their quarter-final clash at the International Championship.

Defending champion Selby has taken home the trophy from Daqing for the previous two seasons, but today’s victory for Robertson ends an 18-match win streak at the International Championship the Jester.

Robertson has already added a 14th ranking title to his CV this season with victory at the Riga Masters and he will be hoping to secure the £175,000 top prize and a further piece of silverware this weekend.

Selby set the tone for the high quality encounter with a sublime break of 137 to take the opening frame. Australia’s Robertson claimed the second, before a contribution of 135 saw him take the lead for the first time at 2-1.

Three-time World Champion Selby then managed to assume control of the match. Breaks of 83 and 133 helped him on the way to taking three frames on the bounce and establishing a 4-2 cushion.

However, 2010 Crucible winner Robertson wasn’t to be denied and he produced a blitz of his own to surge to the finish post. The Thunder from Down Under fired in breaks of 113, 95 and 53 in a run of four consecutive frames to emerge the 6-4 victor.

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