Robertson hails 'open' championship

Robertson hails 'open' championship

Australian Neil Robertson claims the Betfred.com World Championship is “more open than ever” this year.

Robertson took his place in the last 16 with a 10-2 victory over six-time winner Steve Davis.

When Davis won his world titles in the 1980s, there were barely half a dozen credible trophy contenders.

Similar rules applied in the 1990s, when Stephen Hendry won his seven titles.

However Robertson includes himself in a larger pack of players who can seriously challenge for the trophy this year.

Robertson said after yesterday’s demolition job on legend Davis: “It was always Hendry, Williams, Higgins, Ronnie, Ebdon, Doherty, those sorts of players.”

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