World Snooker Champion is widely regarded as the best Australian snooker player. Neil Robertson is one of the most famous snooker players of this generation. He won several league titles, broke many records and became the first Australian to win the world snooker championship. Along with the Masters, he has also earned the respect of other snooker players, including world No. 3 Ronnie Osullivan.
That same year, Neil Robertson won the Glasgow World Open with a 5-1 win over Ronnie O’Sullivan, becoming only the eighth player to reach the world snooker rankings. In the final, Robertson fought a 16-round draw with 2006 world champion Graeme Dott, which Robertson won 3-1 and defeated David Morris, Andrew Higginson and Mark Williams, and then great he defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-1 in the final, thus establishing Robertson as No. 8 in the snooker world. At the 2009 World Championships, Robertson beat Steve Davis, Ali Carter and rival Stephen Maguire to reach the semifinals of the World Championships for the first time, and then lost 14:17 to Shaun Murphy (in his semi-final, he recovered from the 7:14 backlog and reached the 14:14 level).
After winning the 2010 World Cup against Graham Dott, 18-13, Robertson became the third player outside the UK (and second outside the UK and Ireland) and the first to become the modern gaming era world champion of Australians. The only Australian to win a tournament on the leaderboard, Robertson is the only player to complete a snooker treble outside the UK, winning the 2010 World Championships, the 2012 Masters and the British Championship in 2013, 2015 and 2020.
In the 2013-14 season, Robertson became the first player to reach 100 centuries in a single season, finishing with a career-high 103 centuries. Robertson finished the season in 10th place but missed out on the top sixteen on the year’s list. In the 2006/2007 season, he made his first breakthrough in the professional rankings. In the 2005-06 season, Robertson continued to progress, rising to the top 16 of the professional world rankings at the end of the season.
Neil Robertson turned pro for the first time, although it wasn’t until he won the U21 World Championships in New Zealand in 2003 that he began to make his mark on snooker. Knowing that this was the only way to advance Neil Robertson’s snooker career and achieve better results, Neil Robertson decided to move to the UK at the age of 16 to train with professional peers to improve his snooker career, which in It was impossible in Australia at the time. Neil Robertson returned to the professional arena, breaking through after winning the IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship in 2003. The 40 year old captured his second Masters title with a 10-4 victory over Barry Hawkins a decade after his first Masters title.
After defeating some of the best snooker players in the world at the time and some other impressive results on the leaderboard, Neil Robertson quickly climbed up the rankings.