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Robertson On A High

 Robertson with Trophy

Neil Robertson is up to second place in the latest world rankings following his victory in the Betfred.com World Snooker Championship.

The first Australian to collect the biggest title in the game beat Graeme Dott 18-13 in the final at the Crucible tonight (Monday) to win his 5th ranking title and first ever World title.

The 28-year-old moved up seven places to second in the official rankings.

�If you look at performances over the past two years, John Higgins has earnt the most points. So he is number one.

�Obviously being number one would be fantastic, Of course you would rather be number one on your own merits,� said Robertson, who has now won five ranking events and the only player to have won a ranking event in each of the last four seasons.

Dott missed out on his third ranking title and first of the season, and climbs back into the Top 16 after a season in the qualifiers. He is up to no.13 having begun the season at 28.

Ali Carter made the semi-finals and finishes fourth, his highest ranking. Mark Selby also lost in the semis and he falls two places to ninth.

Liang Wenbo, the Shanghai Masters runner-up climbs into the Top 16 for the first time in his career, jumping 11 places to no.16.

Zhang Anda who won four matches to qualify for the venue for the first finishes in 71st place in his debut season. Tom Ford, who also made it to the venue or the first time in his career after three wins, jumps eight places to no. 41.

4th May 2010, 14:38
 
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