Robertson and Higgins roar into last eight at Wuxi Classic

Robertson and Higgins roar into last eight at Wuxi Classic
By Eurosport

20/06/2013 at 23:35Updated 21/06/2013 at 01:54

Neil Robertson romped into the quarter-finals of the Wuxi Classic with a 5-0 demolition of Mark King.

The Australian opened with a break of 96 and followed it up with runs of 41 and 75 before coming back from 48-0 down to take the fourth frame.

    The 2010 world champion sealed victory in style with a 111 break and will face local favourite Cao Yupeng in the last eight of the opening ranking event of the season.

    Yupeng defeated Ben Woollaston 5-3 to reach the quarter-finals of a full ranking event for the first time.

    Breaks of 65 and 79 open up a 2-0 lead but Leicester's Woollaston drew level.

    However the world number 66 hit back with runs of 60 and 71 before a 73 to wrap up an impressive victory.

    He was joined in the last eight by four-time world champion John Higgins who vanquished Xiao Guodong 5-0.

    The Scot produced runs of 80, 49 and 58 in the victory and will face Joe Perry next after 'The Gentleman' defeat David Gilbert 5-2.

    Matthew Stevens is also in the last eight. The Welshman defeated Peter Lines 5-3 with the crucial frame of the match arguably being the fifth as, with the overall score tied at 2-2, Stevens came from 56-0 down to snatch the frame.

    He will next face Irish potter David Morris who beat Ali Carter 5-4 in a tight one.

    Robert Milkins ended the run of Scott Donaldson with a 5-1 victory.

    The world number 89 opened with a break of 58 but lost a tight first frame before Milkins went 3-0 up with runs of 54 and 46.

    The Perth teenager got on the board in the next but world number 18 Milkins produced a break of 77 before closing out the victory.

    He will face Anthony Hamilton who ousted Mark Williams 5-3.

    The Nottingham potter took the opener courtesy of a 63 break but the 2000 and 2003 world champion won two scrappy frames before Hamilton loevelled with a 52 run.

    The world number 43 then went 4-2 ahead before Williams pulled one back but Hamilton went on to reach his first ranking event quarter-final since the 2011 Australian Open.


    David Morris 5 - 4 Allister Carter

    Matthew Stevens 5 - 3 Peter Lines

    Joe Perry 5 - 2 David Gilbert

    John Higgins 5 - 0 Xiao Guodong

    Anthony Hamilton 5 - 3 Mark J Williams

    Cao Yupeng 5 - 3 Ben Woollaston

    Robert Milkins 5 - 1 Scott Donaldson

    Neil Robertson 5 - 0 Mark King