AN EMOTIONAL Neil Robertson fought back tears after dramatically denying close friend Joe Perry a maiden ranking title in the Wuxi Classic final on Sunday.Read More
The Wuxi Classic final was a significant occasion for WT’s Snooker and Sporting Club in Cambridge as well as Neil Robertson and Joe Perry.Read More
NEIL Robertson kept his Wuxi Classic title defence on track with the narrowest of victories over Shaun Murphy on Friday.Read More
ROBIN HULL’s resurgence, which included a run to the Crucible last season, continues apace as he takes his bow in the quarter-finals of the Wuxi Classic today.Read More
World champion Mark Selby forgot to take his trousers to China – but remembered how to win at the Wuxi Classic on Tuesday.Read More
SHAUN Murphy admitted after a 5-1 Wuxi win over Rod Lawler that he was getting Brazil withdrawal symptoms fuelled by wall-to-wall TV coverage of the World Cup being staged in the country.
The world No7 has plenty of good memories of his trip to South America for the only professional tournament ever staged by the football-mad nation.
Murphy, now 31, beat Graeme Dott 5-0 in the final to lift the trophy and until earlier this year, when he claimed the Gdynia Open crown, that was the former world champion’s last title - though the success was swiftly followed by another victory in Haikou.
“I think Brazil will win the World Cup – is that what everyone thinks in the room?” said Murphy, adding: “I have been to Brazil and it was fantastic. I want to go back now.
“I won a title there and I wish we still had that snooker tournament on the tour, it was a great country and I really enjoyed being there.
“And snooker is very popular there, a lot of people play although that is not the first thing other people will associate with the country.”
JOHN Higgins came through a Glasgow derby in China to revive memories of a fine run at the Wuxi Classic 12 months ago.Read More
NEIL Robertson is not one to rest on his laurels, as countless opponents over the past few seasons would testify.Read More
THERE’S BEEN a fair bit of activity since the World Championship but television gave snooker the blood in its veins and so the first televised event of the season will mark the start of the new campaign for most.Read More
DING JUNHUI is the biggest casualty of the Wuxi Classic qualifiers so far, suffering a shock 5-0 defeat to an amateur, Oliver Brown, in Gloucester on Sunday night.Read More
IT’S BACK to work for snooker’s great and good as the Wuxi Classic qualifiers get underway at the Capital Venue in Gloucester on Saturday.Read More