Jimmy thrashed by ex-world champ

Jimmy Robertson at the table in the China Open. Picture by Tai Chengzhe
Jimmy Robertson at the table in the China Open. Picture by Tai Chengzhe

Jimmy Robertson has crashed out of the China Open following a 5-0 first round defeat to world number three Neil Robertson this afternoon (Wednesday).

The Bexhill potter produced a magnificent display featuring three century breaks to thrash Wang Yuchen 5-1 in the wildcard round on Monday, but failed to reproduce that form against his namesake today.

Jimmy didn’t register a point in the first frame as his opponent racked up a break of 72 to clich it 76-0. Neil compiled a break of 58 in the next and although Jimmy had a chance to get back into it, the Australian took it 73-27.

World number 54 Jimmy was scoreless again in the third, losing it 70-0, and two more breaks of 70 meant former world champion Neil took the last two frames 77-2 and 70-24 respectively. One consolation for Jimmy is that he still holds the tournament’s highest break with a 142 against Yuchen.

As previously reported, St Leonards cueman Mark Davis is safely through to the round two following his 5-3 win over Dechawat Poomjaeng this morning. His next opponent will be world number 42 Jack Lisowski and that match will take place tomorrow.