Neil Robertson has apparently found his passport and boarded a plane this afternoon. Let's hope it was to Berlin.

Invariably after scrapes such as this Robertson plays really well. Perhaps this is because he doesn't have time to stress about the actual match because of the pressure of actually getting there.

On the table today there was a big win for Stephen Hendry, which will go a long way towards safeguarding his top 16 place and automatic seeding through to the Crucible.

Hendry beat Judd Trump 5-2 and seemed to play pretty well. The test for him, though, is beating the players who have replaced him in the upper echelons of the ranking list.

Mark Selby is such a player and where Hendry's game is will become apparent when he plays the Leicester man in the last 16.


Anonymous said...

posted that on the other blog a couple of hours ago that hed be there.

no made up excuses from NR to not be there

unlike a certain spotlight kid

Witz78 said...

Joke from Trump

He could hardly have asked for a better R1 draw but yet again he bombed put early with a tame performance.

Trump needs to kick on and start getting through to the last 16, quarters etc if hes to get the ranking points to get himself among the elite, then hopefully be able to kick on and push himself further up the rankings.

Anonymous said...

I said last week that Hendry will pick up the trophy although it is a silly wish I repeat before each tournament.

However, if he manages to avoid going from good to awful as has been the case for so long he might advance beyond the Selby clash.

Fingers and toes firmly crossed.

Anonymous said...

The luck of Selby. Bond, then Hendry, and the rocket out.

WILD said...


with respect what the hell do you expect from him....

ive been telling you that for years

But Hendry did play well far better than your Jealousy will give him Credit.

Anonymous said...

wild + witz, get a room

John McBride said...

Neil Robertson needs some support, a Professional arm around him. He's too good a fella & chap to let these type of situations find him.

Anonymous said...

doesnt he have a male friend that could travel with him to tournaments and help him out with arrangements?