There was plenty going through Neil Robertson’s mind as he wrapped up victory over Judd Trump on an incredible evening at the Crucible on Wednesday. Still euphoric after becoming the first man to make 100 century breaks in a season at a crucial stage of the match to level at 11-11 and then completing a 13-11 victory, the Australian still had other concerns.
On his way out of the arena he headed straight for the commentary box to good-naturedly remonstrate with those inside about jokes making the audience laugh earlier in the quarter-final. Willie Thorne pleaded not guilty, pointing the finger of blame at Terry Griffiths.
World No1 Robertson, a mad-keen Chelsea fan, also wanted to know the crucial score from Stamford Bridge where the Blues had been playing Atletico Madrid in the second leg of a Champions League semi-final. But on the front there was some rare bad news of a 3-1 defeat and exit from the competition.
With the win and the milestone safely tucked away though, as Meat Loaf might have said: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.