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Neil Robertson stunned in China Open snooker

Neil Robertson Beijing, March 30 (IANS) Former world champion Neil Robertson was knocked out of the China Open snooker tournament in the first rou ...

Neil Robertson

Beijing, March 30 (IANS)

Former world champion Neil Robertson was knocked out of the China Open snooker tournament in the first round here on Monday. Robertson was 4-2 ahead before his Thai opponent Dechawat Poomjaeng managed back two frames including a 74-point shot, reports Xinhua.

Robertson once again missed a key long-shot black to see Poomjaeng snatch back the victory at 69-64 in the last frame.

"It's a good result, or I can go home and prepare for the worlds," said Robertson.

"For me, the result is winning the tournament. I don't really care about the final or semi-finals or trying to get a good round before the World Championships."

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